New Mexico man changes plea, sentenced for killing guard | KOB 4
Advertisement

New Mexico man changes plea, sentenced for killing guard

New Mexico man changes plea, sentenced for killing guard

The Associated Press
May 07, 2019 01:02 PM

CARLSBAD, New Mexico (AP) - A New Mexico man has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for the shooting death of a security guard.

Advertisement

The Carlsbad Current-Argus reported Monday that 28-year-old Bobby Smith of Artesia pleaded no contest to killing 25-year-old Michael Evans in January 2012.

Smith was sentenced to 13 years in prison during a change of plea hearing Monday, suspending four years of his original 17-year sentence on charges of second-degree murder, tampering with evidence and receiving stolen property.

Authorities say video footage showed Smith shooting Evans outside a building in Artesia, 37 miles (60 kilometers) north of Carlsbad.

A prosecutor says Smith must serve at least 85% of the new sentence.

Mental health experts who examined him say Smith appeared to be suffering from psychosis resulting from a schizophrenic disorder.
    

Credits

The Associated Press

Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Advertisement
Comment on Facebook

Share 4 - News Tips - Photos - Videos
  Share a News Tip, Story Idea, Photo, Video



Advertisement


Advertisement

Advertisement




APD seeks public's help to find missing 13-year-old

New Mexico family remembers woman killed by drunk driver

2 Uber passengers killed in crash on Alameda

Boy Scouts honor fallen soldiers by placing flags at their graves

Albuquerque neighbors concerned about brown tap water