Jury finds Macias guilty

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Defendant Robert Macias, left, and his attorney, James Klipstine Jr., wait to hear the verdict at the Curry County Courthouse. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Wilfred Salas Jr.’s family members put their arms around each other and leaned their heads together as the jury’s verdict was read. Robert Macias, […]

Defendant takes stand in slaying trial

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Homicide defendant Robert Macias took the stand in court Monday, denying any involvement in the shooting death of a 19-year-old city man a little more than a year ago. After brief questioning by defense attorney James Klipstine Jr., District Attorney Matt Chandler grilled the defendant regarding his account of […]

Wife defends Macias at trial

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Defendant Robert Macias, left, reads the transcript of a phone call on Friday with defense attorney James Klipstine Jr., as the conversation is played in court at the Curry County Courthouse. (CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisle) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The wife of homicide defendant Robert Macias told jurors Friday her husband was […]

Witnesses admit to deception

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Defendant Robert Macias (CNJ file photo) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Defense attorney James Klipstine Jr. spent much of Thursday attempting to chip away at the credibility of a parade of prosecution witnesses in the first-degree murder trial of a 31-year-old Clovis man. Testimony began with the cross-examination of the prosecution’s key witness, Daniel […]

Witness: Macias did it

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Prosecution witness Daniel Garcia testifies Wednesday at the Curry County Courthouse during the first day of a homicide trial. Garcia testified he was with homicide defendant Robert Macias at time of shooting. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer The prosecution’s opening witness testified Wednesday he and homicide defendant Robert “Pelon” […]

Murder trial for Clovis man delayed

CNJ staff Next week’s first-degree murder trial for a Clovis man will be delayed almost six months, according to the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s office. Robert Macias was scheduled for a three-day trial starting Wednesday, but additional days were needed to accommodate more witness testimony than originally planned. The next available date that could be […]

In death, teen gave life

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Donna Durham, right, received a kidney from Wilfred Salas, son of Velma Valdez. Salas was shot and killed earlier this year. Durham is holding up a shirt with his photo. (Staff photo: Marlena Hartz) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer In life, he did not follow a straight and narrow path. In death, Wilfred Salas […]

Macias, Juan

Juan V. Macias, 76, of Clovis, died Saturday, Jan 21, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. He was born April 9, 1929, in Pedernales, Chihuahua, Mexico, to Juan and Eusebia Valles Macias. He brought his family to Clovis in 1979 and worked as a cooker at the ethanol plant until his retirement in 1991. He […]

Macias indicted in shooting

CNJ staff A Magistrate Court judge ruled Thursday during a preliminary hearing that probable cause exists to indict a 30-year-old Clovis man on first-degree murder, shooting at a moving vehicle and felon in possession of a firearm, according to a press release from the 9th Judicial District Court. Magistrate Judge Richard Hollis, who heard testimony […]

2/4 Parkview honor roll

Third Grade A Honor Roll: Rubie Alarcon, Bianca Campos, Patricia Guna, Dannelle Kirven, Crystal Lujan, Christopher Sandoval, Veronica Serna, Yvonne Sisneros, Brittany Stewart, Justin Vistine A/B Honor Roll: Nathaniel Alexander; James Baca, Bryanna Bradley, Charlie Dodge, Odalys Esquivel, Angelina Hernandez, Sheresa Kirven, James Kitzhaber, Vanessa Miranda, Ja-Bre Molett, Courtney Romans, Bianca Soto, Destiny Torres 4th […]