CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) - A jury has found a Clovis man guilty of murder and other chargesstemming from the 2008 shooting deaths of a Melrose man and a Texaswoman.
The Ninth Judicial District Attorney's Office says the jury'sguilty verdict came Monday for 23-year-old Anthony Casillas.
He was found guilty of two counts first-degree murder, tamperingwith evidence and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
The trial lasted a week, and the jury deliberated for about twohours.
Casillas is accused of shooting 52-year-old Gary Payne andMelissa Ward, 36, of Lubbock, while the three were riding in a vanin Clovis on Sept. 25, 2008.
Witnesses say Casillas and Payne had worked together and had ahistory of friction.
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