Clovis law officers on Tuesday talked with fugitive Noe Torres, who demanded murder charges against him be dismissed, according to the district attorney’s office.
Torres contacted law enforcement by telephone, prosecutors said, to talk about the 2005 shooting death of a 10-year-old Clovis boy.
“Noe Torres advised us that he is tired of running from us, but Noe must realize that there is only one way to resolve this situation and that means turning himself in to police,” Special Agent Dan Aguilar said in a news release.
Torres is charged with first-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of Carlos Perez, but has eluded arrest.
Torres and the story of the child’s death were highlighted at noon today on the Web site for “America’s Most Wanted” television show.
The Web story will be featured on the site through Saturday, District Attorney Matt Chandler said in a news release.
Since his indictment, Torres has been spotted throughout the state and in Texas and Mexico, the release said.
Carlos Perez was shot in the head as he slept next to his older brother on Sept. 15, 2005. Police have said nine shots were fired through the window of the bedroom they shared.
Four men have been convicted in connection with the shooting.
The case so far:
• Edward Salas, 24, was convicted in April and is scheduled to be sentenced July 15 for his role in the child’s death. He could face life in prison. He was convicted of first-degree murder, shooting at a dwelling or occupied building, bribery or intimidation of a witness, conspiracy to commit a first-degree felony and conspiracy to shooting at a dwelling or occupied building.
• Orlando Salas, 18, pleaded guilty in May 2006 to charges related to the shooting in exchange for testimony against his brothers. He is in the custody of the Children Youth and Families Department until age 21.
• Demetrio Salas, 22, was sentenced in January to life in prison plus 10 years for first-degree murder. He will be required to serve a minimum of 40 years.
• David Griego, 32, in January was convicted of second-degree murder and was sentenced to 16 years in prison.
On the web: www.amw.com