Suspect arrested in death of man at Ft. Sumner motel

Posted at: 06/03/2013 2:51 PM
By: The Associated Press

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico State Police say they've made an arrest in the death of a man at a Fort Sumner motel.

Authorities say 20-year-old William Caleb West is being held on suspicion of second-degree murder, robbery, conspiracy and giving alcohol to minors.

Police have been investigating the death of 21-year-old Anthony Sandoval since De Baca County Sheriff's deputies discovered the body May 19 at the Coronado Motel.

They say West and Sandoval argued May 17 over $5 that West believed was owed to him for alcohol Sandoval drank at a house party.

Witnesses say Sandoval refused to give West the money and West punched him in the face.

Sandoval fell backward, striking his head on the concrete floor. He went back to his room and was found dead two days later.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Print  

Paid Advertisement:




Paid Advertisement:
Know More? Got Photo? Got Video? Correction Needed?

KOB welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the rules of conduct set forth in our Terms of Use. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Use.

Advertisement | Your Ad Here

Advertisement | Your Ad Here

Home
Set Home
SMS Text Alerts
Text Alerts
Email
Email News
RSS
RSS
Android App
Android App
iPhone - iPad App
iOS App

Advertisement | Your Ad Here


Site Index