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Police: Suspect killed New Mexico man to impress cartel

Police: Suspect killed New Mexico man to impress cartel

The Associated Press
Created: December 11, 2019 03:19 PM

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) - A southeastern New Mexico man reportedly says he wanted to prove himself to a Mexican drug cartel when he allegedly shot and killed another man last week.

The Hobbs News-Sun reports Anthony Breeding told police he shot Jose Angel Rivera, who was found under the carport of his home between Hobbs and Nadine on Thursday.

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Deputies discovered Rivera lying underneath the carport in a pool of blood from an apparent gunshot wound to the head.

Lea County Sheriff Corey Helton told the News-Sun that authorities believe Breeding was working for a Mexican drug cartel.


(Copyright 2019 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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