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Portales News Tribune (Newspaper) - March 14, 2015, Portales, New MexicoN Portal sews Tribune pm 011 m i a i a 4 it visit us online @ and follow us on serving the. Jim today High 64 Low 37 tomorrow High Low 37 f monday High 71 Low 43 saturday March 14,2015 Torres found guilty Curry county convicts on All charges connected to Carlos Perez Robin Fornoff managing editor Fornoff a in online com jurors took Aboul 90 minutes Friday to find Noe Torres guilty of the first degree murder of i of year old Carlos Pere. Torres 36. Showed no emotion As District court c Hief judge Drew Latum read the verdict a guilty on All seven counts stemming from the 2003 shooting of Carlos As lie Lay asleep in his bed. The courtroom was jammed to standing room Only status by family members from both sides. A do in Law enforcement officers stood posts inside to ensure Security. A it s a Good Day a said District attorney Andrea Reeb. �?�1 just feel like it s a Good closure for the Pere Fame Gay it May not however be the end of the drama Torres has managed to drag out for a decade by fleeing and eluding authorities for seven years before his capture in Mexico. Torres attorney Stacey Ward said she plans an Appeal on a several she declined to specify those issues. The verdict followed an intense morning for Torres who took the witness stand in his own defense and a passionate closing argument by Ward that brought her to tears. Torres was the first and Only witness for his defense. He denied As he has for the last decade being present at the shooting or having any knowledge of it. Torres said he could t have been at the Pere apartment firing nine bullets into c Arlos bedroom because he spent the night with a Girlfriend he identified As Erica Rodrigue of Clovis. Reeb pounced on the Alibi asking Torres to produce Rodrigue. A did you ask her to testily Lor you a Reeb asked. �?o1 Haven t been allowed the time i needed to produce witnesses in my favor Quot said Torres. Quot you say you were with five people that night and you re not Able to locate a single person to testify for you a Reeb continued. A because i was not Given the Torres answered. Torres said Reeb had 10 years to find Rodrigue and the others seven of those years on the run when he was calling judges prosecutors and the Torres Page 4 staff photo Tony Bullocks Noe Torres is led away by Curry county deputies after the verdict. He could face life plus 35 years in prison when he is sentenced. Notebook today. J the salvation army Clovis corps has a Pancake breakfast beginning at 7 a m at its location at 317 e second St admission is $5 per person. J the annual Clovis Lions club gun and knife show runs today through sunday at the Clovis civic Center. Admission is $5. J the Curry county outlaws will perform at the Yam theater for a St Patrick s Day dance that runs 6 30 p.m.-11 45 fun facts. J everybody knows about the Quot Friday the 13th�?� movie series but not always the a saturday the 14th movies. The original film released in 1901. Followed a couple that did not realize the House they had just purchased was haunted. The film s poor reception it scores a 10 percent rating on a did not Stop release of a second film a saturday the 14th strikes Back Quot which returned none of the original cast members Wise words. J Quot you be got a lot of choices. If getting out of bed in the morning is a chore and you re not smiling on a regular basis try another a . Geologist Steven d Woodhull a compiled by Deputy editor Kevin Wilson Lii Dev classified .10 crossword. 6 obituaries. 4 sports. 89 sudoku.6 i flu itch editor David Stevens can be reached at 5757633431 or a Stevens 3 for the win Elida Texico Melrose claim girls championships. Texico staff photo Joshua Lucero players celebrate in the closing minutes of the teams 52-39 win Over Clayton. Eastern new Mexico a girls were feeling kind of Blue on Friday at the pit in Albuquerque. The Blue trophy emblematic of the new Mexico prep championship is coming Home to the Elida tigers in class i a the Melrose lady buffs in class 2a and the Texico wolverines in class 3a. It was a rougher Day Lor Portales however with Hope Christian sweeping a pair from the rams. T he huskies claimed a 70-49 win Over Portales High in the class 4a boys semifinals then hours later Rode a Hig third Quarter to take a 47-42 win and deny the ram girls their second straight championship. See the sports Section on pages 8-9 for game information. 31824 00001 vol. 58 a no. 63 staff photo Joahua Luciaro Elida players cheer after finishing off Cimarron 75-26 in the class 1a title game. It is the fifth consecutive championship for i Ltd and first under Jaden Isler who took Over coaching duties when his father j d. Isler died in a january car Accident. Staff photo Joahua Luciaro Melrose claimed the class 2a title a its second title in four years and sixth in school history. To. Ult "1 it t a 51 0f

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