Testimony highlights, William Riley trial

• Chris Aultman, friend of the victim, acquaintance of the defendant and driver of the car where Roshawn Pitts was shot, testified Monday about the moments before, during and after the shooting. He described Riley running out of his apartment with a gun and shooting through the windows of Aultman’s car. Aultman said he fled […]

Medical examiner: Shots that killed victim fired at close range

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Chief Medical Investigator Dr. Ross Zumwalt examines a blood-soaked shirt of homicide victim Roshawn Pitts on Tuesday at the Curry County Courthouse. William Riley is accused of killing Pitts. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A state medical examiner testified Tuesday the shots that killed Roshawn Pitts were fired at close […]

Trial begins for 2004 shooting case

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Prosecution witness Chris Altman testifies in the trial of William Riley at the Curry County Courthouse in Clovis Monday. The trial resumes today. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Recounting shots that pierced the windshield of his car and shattered his passenger window, prosecution witness Chris Altman described the events that […]

Shooting trial set for Monday

CNJ staff The first-degree murder trial of a man accused of shooting and killing a 20-year-old Clovis man is set to begin Monday in the 9th Judicial District Court. The trial of William Riley, originally scheduled for October 2005, was delayed when he failed to appear for court hearings. Local authorities found him in a […]

Student profile: Jeremy Dan Riley

Jeremy Dan Riley is a senior Clovis Christian School. He is the son of Jan and Danny Riley. What is so great about your favorite sport? Track is an individual sport. Your competing against yourself to improve times when running or improve distances when throwing. Tell us about a happy time: Some of the happiest […]

Burchett, Tinnie

Tinnie L. Burchett, 90, of Farwell died Sunday, April 2, 2006, at Farwell Convalescent Center. Born May 12, 1915, in Field to James and Mint Roles Gibbs, she married John F. Burchett. She farmed with her husband at Grier for many years. She moved to Clovis in 1962. She was a member of Ranchvale Baptist […]

Arnold, Tildon

Tildon Arnold, 84, of Arch died Sunday, March 5, 2006, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born June 15, 1921, in Alamo to Diana Lorraine and Robert Jerome Arnold. He worked on ranches around Santa Rosa for several years. He moved to Arch to find work in 1940. He married Imogene Riley on […]

Riley, Wanda

Wanda Riley, 77, of Taiban, died Sunday, March 5, 2006, at Roosevelt General Hospital following an illness. She was born Dec. 20, 1928, in Clovis to Albert and Lilly Moss. She was raised in Clovis where she attended school. She attended a beauty school in Clovis. She married F.C. Riley on Sept. 10, 1949, in […]

Brewer, Margaret

Mrs. Margaret Ann Riley Brewer, 66, of Clovis, died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2006, at her home. She was born March 13, 1939, in Clovis, to Leo Riley and Alice Riley Yourell. She married Bill Brewer on Aug. 4, 1956, in Clovis. She began a career at the Foxy Drive-In restaurant as a car-hop and later […]

10/9 Local Briefs

Clovis man extradited from California A Clovis man charged with first-degree murder was extradited Friday from a Los Angeles jail to Curry County Adult Detention Center, according to the district attorney’s office. William Riley, 33, faces a jury trial Dec. 19 to 23 in connection with the death of Roshawn Pitts, 20, according to District […]