Two sentenced in child’s murder

Clovis, NM. – Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler announced today that Demetrio Salas, age 22, and David Griego, age 31, were sentenced this morning for the September 15, 2005 shooting death of 10 year old Carlos Perez. In October of 2007, a Portales jury found Demetrio Salas guilty of First Degree Felony Murder of […]

Buffaloes rout Hounds on soccer field

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CnJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks West Texas goaltender Shane Taylor grabs a shot despite the attempt at a header by Greyhound forward Keith Vargas in Wednesday’s game in Portales. By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico men’s soccer coach Carlos Elizondo knows his team can compete with the West Texas A&M Buffaloes on […]

Victim’s brother recalls shooting

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Defendants Demetrio Salas, left, and David Griego, center, listen to testimony along with Griego’s defense attorney Roger Bargas Wednesday at Roosevelt County Courthouse. By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — Ruben Perez described to a Roosevelt County jury how he held his little brother and tried to stop the […]

Man arrested, charged with stabbing

CNJ Staff A 36-year-old Clovis man was arrested Thursday and charged with stabbing another man during a fight, according to police. Teodulo Sanchez is charged with aggravated battery and is being held at the Curry County Adult Detention Center on a $10,000 cash bond, officials said. Carlos Fernandez, 29, suffered a non-life-threatening stab wound to […]

Family, friends remember shooting victim

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CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisleCheryl Cunningham, right, hugs Lupe Perez at a memorial to remember her son, Carlos, at Cameo Elementary School on Friday. Cunningham taught writing to Perez last school year. By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Her head cradled by the shoulder of another woman, low moans rolled from Lupe Perez. This day […]

Emotions fill courtroom at sentencing

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A mother’s loud wails and sobs pierced a Clovis courtroom on Thursday as a prosecuting attorney recounted the September killing of 10-year-old Carlos Perez. The boy was shot in the head as he slept in his bed next to his older brother, Ruben. Seated beside Carlos’ mother Lupe Perez, […]

Manuel “Mandy” Baros

Manuel “Mandy” Baros, 62, of Clovis, died Friday, Feb. 3, 2006, at his home. He was born Jan. 1, 1944, in Villa Nueva, to Carlos and Eloisa Gonzales Baros. He was a deliveryman for McDaniel’s Furniture store for 26 years. He was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Community Family members said he […]

1/29 Choices Honor Roll

Tenth Grade Eugene A. Anaya, Alysha D. Ramos, Kirstie B. Rayburn, Trynesse T. Robinson, Ashley Romero, Dustin D. Rush, Chase M. Sloniker, Patrick Trujillo Eleventh Grade Veronica Armendariz, Gabriel Chacon, Andrew Marhefka, Tina L. Olmos, Randall T. Parson, Michael D. Ruth, Everardo Salazar, Paul A. Segura, Saul Sierra, Jonathan Sorto, Johnathon L. Trujillo Twelfth Grade […]

12/13 Business Licenses

The following business licenses were obtained from the city of Clovis in the month of November: • Furguson Construction Company Type: General contractor Owner: Mark Wieser Location: 2200 S Commercial • Kid Care Type: Child care/babysitting Owner: Millie Weed Location: 1121 N. Reid • Trees ETC. Type: Imports Owner: Elias M. Flores Location: 2901 N. […]

Three adults, one teen indicted in shooting

Freedom Newspapers Three Clovis adults and a teen were indicted by a grand jury Friday for murder in connection with the shooting death of 10-year-old Carlos Perez, according to a press release from the Ninth Judicial District Attorney’s office Orlando Salas, 15, Demetrio Salas, 19, Edward Salas, 21, and Noe Torres, 26, were also indicted […]