Retrial begins in case of 2006 shooting

CNJ staff A second trail has begun for a 35-year-old Clovis man whose first-degree murder conviction was overturned by the New Mexico Supreme Court in 2009. Robert “Pelon” Macias’ is charged with murder in the January 2006 shooting of 19-year-old Wilfred Salas Jr. Jury selection was held Monday in the 9th Judicial District Court. Macias […]

34-year-old Clovis man’s retrial postponed

Sharna Johnson A second trial for a 34-year-old Clovis man has been postponed. Robert Macias’ five-day trial was expected to begin Monday in 9th Judicial District Court, but it was continued late last week, according to District Attorney Matt Chandler. Chandler said the decision to postpone came at the last minute during a Friday pre-trial […]

Retrial hearing Monday for alleged killer

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New Mexico Department of Corrections photo Robert Macias will remain in the custody of the Department of Corrections pending the outcome of a new trial. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Robert “Pelon” Macias is about to be tried a second time for the shooting death of 19-year-old Wilfred Salas Jr. of Clovis. A 9 […]