Court TV plans to air local homicide case


File photo By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The case of a Clovis woman killed by a local dentist will be featured on a nationally televised crime show. In mid-April, family and friends of Laura McNaughton and local law enforcement participated in interviews and investigation reenactments and provided photos for the show “Body of Evidence: […]

Slaying victim’s family visits site


CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson David and Maria Beardmore view a cross they placed Thursday to mark the location where the body of their daughter, Laura McNaughton, was found by hunters in December. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer On the edge of a desolate, wind-whipped field stands a small homemade cross wrapped in a […]

Mother mourns lost daughter


A plaque at the Curry County Courthouse was placed by the Clovis chapter of the New Mexico Homicide Survivors group as a memorial for victims of violent crimes. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Maria Beardmore lost a daughter last December. She said she also lost her best friend when Laura […]

McNaughton family honors police


Matt Chandler, left, district attorney for the 9th Judicial District Court, accepted a flag from U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Jeff Scofield Monday at the District Attorney’s office. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Local law enforcement members were recognized Monday by the family of Laura McNaughton, the 30-year-old Clovis woman found […]

Laura McNaughton

Laura McNaughton, 30, of Clovis, died Saturday, Dec. 10, 2005, in Clovis. She was born Aug. 24, 1975, in San Diego to David and Maria “Lucky” Moreno Beardmore. She moved to Clovis in August 2002. She was currently working at the Rib Crib and was a student at Wayland Baptist, where she was working toward […]