ARTESIA, N.M. (KRQE) - One of the two men who allegedly posed as drug agents then murdered an Artesia man is set to go to trial Tuesday.
Matthew Sloan, 30, of Carlsbad is scheduled to face an Eddy County judge for the 2012 murder of Tim Wallace.
Police say Sloan and another man, Senovia Mendoza, went to Wallace’s home armed and looking for dugs.
They kicked in Wallace’s door claiming to be members of the Pecos Valley Drug Force.
During a fight with Wallace the gun went off and the bullet hit him in the head, killing him.
Both Sloan and Mendoza are being charged with murder.
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