HOBBS, N.M. (KRQE) - Hobbs police had little difficulty arresting their suspect in a May murder Thursday since he already was in the Lea County Detention Center.
Alejandro "Jose" Castañeda, 35, had been jailed on a charge of aggravated battery on a household member from an incident that happened in August 2010.
He is now accused in the May 23 murder of Jorge Morales, 36, who was found dead at his home on West Temple Street by a co-worker who came to pick him up.
Castañeda is being held on bonds totaling more than $1 million.
A news release from the Hobbs Police Department did not include details on the investigation that led to Castañeda's arrest.
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