Created: 06/27/2014 2:26 PM
By: The Associated Press
CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) - A Carlsbad man convicted in the shooting death of a 50-year-old Artesia man has been sentenced to life in prison.
The Carlsbad Current Argus reports that a state district court judge handed down the sentenced Thursday for 30-year-old Matthew Sloan.
He was convicted in September 2013 of first-degree murder, tampering with evidence and burglary in the case stemming from the January 2012 death of Tim Wallace.
According to police, Sloan posed as a member of a drug task force when he and two other men went to Wallace's house looking for drugs.
A fight broke out, and Wallace was killed when a rifle fired and the bullet struck him in the head.
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