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 agreed to for a seven-day trial is in January, Deputy District Attorney Fred Van Solen said. The trial is planned for Jan. 22 to Jan. 30 in the 9th Judicial District Court, Van Solen said.

Macias, 30, is accused in connection with the shooting death of 19-year-old Wilfred Salas Jr.

Salas was shot in the head Jan. 15 while driving his car on Merriwether Street.

According to police reports, Macias allegedly fired multiple shots from the front yard of a residence as the victim drove by. The victim’s car later crashed in the parking lot of Beaulieu Brothers Pawn Shop.
Macias was charged Jan. 25 with murder, shooting at or from a motor vehicle and felon in possession of a firearm. He is being held without bond at the Curry County Adult Detention Center.