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Man convicted of murder in deaths of ex-wife, her boyfriend

The Associated Press
May 28, 2018 01:07 PM

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) - A man has been convicted in the 2015 deaths of his ex-wife and her boyfriend in Alamogordo.

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The Alamogordo Daily News reports that Terrick L. Thompkins was found guilty on May 22 of murder in the deaths of 30-year-old Jessica R. Thompkins and 33-year-old Phillip "PJ" Banka.

Thompkins is expected to be sentenced later this year.

Jurors heard testimony that Terrick was upset over losing custody of his two children to his ex-wife.

Jessica Thompkins' 13-year-old son was struck by a bullet fragment during the shooting and survived the injury.

Defense attorney Gary Mitchel said Thompkins, who is an Iraq and Afghanistan veteran, suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder and was undergoing a PTSD episode on the evening of the shooting.

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