State Supreme Court overturns man’s first-degree murder conviction

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A New Mexico man sentenced to life in prison could end up getting out someday after all. 

Jason Comfit was convicted of first-degree murder for shooting a man over a $30 drug debt in 2015. Now, the State Supreme Court has ruled there was not enough evidence for first-degree murder, which carries the life sentence. 

However, they did uphold a second-degree murder conviction, which Comitz had gotten 15 years for. The case has now been ordered back to district court for sentencing. 

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