20-year-old charged in Pacheco homicide

Courtesy photo Orlando Martinez, 21, of Tucumcari, charged with tampering with evidence and conspiracy to tamper with evidence.

Four suspects are charged in connection with the homicide of a Tucumcari woman, New Mexico State Police said Monday.

Sgt. Tim Johnson said Randall Jones, 20, of Tucumcari was charged Friday with murder in connection to the July 9 homicide of 33-year-old Shirley Pacheco.

Johnson said Jones was also charged with aggravated burglary, unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, tampering with evidence and conspiracy to tamper with evidence.

Johnson said on July 10, Jones was identified by the state police Investigations Bureau agents as a person of interest in the Pacheco homicide.

Jones was arrested and booked into the Quay County Detention Center two days later on a probation violation bench warrant, a charge unrelated to the homicide.

“Jones was still being held at the Quay County Detention Center when he was served with the warrant for murder,” Johnson said in a press release.

Johnson said three additional suspects were also arrested as a result of this investigation:

• Juanita Trujillo, 31, of Tucumcari, charged with conspiracy to tamper with evidence.

• Jennifer Urioste, 39, of Tucumcari, charged with conspiracy to tamper with evidence.

• Orlando Martinez, 21, of Tucumcari, charged with tampering with evidence and conspiracy to tamper with evidence.

This is a developing story and we will update as we gather more information.