Las Cruces man convicted of murder

Dona Ana County Sheriff's Office
Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 12:07am

A Las Cruces man was found guilty today of shooting and a killing a man. 28 year- old Eric Marquez was convicted of first degree murder after he shot and killed 22-year old Julian Melendrez in March of 2011.

Las Cruces police say Marquez tracked down Melendrez and shot him outside a convenience store because he believed Melendrez had fired shots at his home. Marquez turned himself shortly after the shooting.

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