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Clovis man indicted in fatal shooting

Created: 07/19/2014 3:52 PM
By: APNewsNow, Associated Press

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) - A grand jury has indicted a Clovis man for murder in the shooting death of another man inside a vacant home.

Prosecutors say a Curry County grand jury charged 40-year-old Eric Valdez on Friday with second-degree murder and tampering with evidence.

Ninth Judicial District Attorney Andrea Reeb says Valdez is accused of shooting 33-year-old Jose Barrera, of Tucumcari.

Authorities say Barrera was found July 7 in a bathroom of the property with a gunshot wound to the head.

Police arrested Valdez after he admitted to the shooting. According to police, Valdez says he and the victim got into a fight about Valdez's daughter.

Valdez is currently being held in Curry County Adult Detention Center.

He will be arraigned sometime next week.

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