ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) – Ivan Gonzalez, 19, has been accused of murder following the death of his father on August 27. According to police, Gonzalez and his father, Mario Gonzalez, 44, got into an argument while they were drinking in a truck outside of a home. They said Gonzalez began punching his father, who got out of the truck and started walking toward the home.
Gonzalez is accused of following, then choking, punching, and kicking his father. Mario Gonzalez was taken to the hospital and was transferred to another hospital, where he later died.
Police said they waited to bring charges against Gonzalez until the results of the autopsy were released. The report said that he had multiple internal injuries and died from blunt force trauma. It also listed existing medical conditions as contributing to his death.
Ivan Gonzalez has been accused of second-degree murder. According to Roswell police, Gonzalez turned himself in at the Chaves County Sheriff’s Office on Sunday, October 22; he has been booked into the Chaves County Detention Center.