Judge finds Deming murder suspect not guilty

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DEMING, N.M. (KRQE) – A murder suspect in Deming has been found not guilty.

Officials say 25-year-old Robert Tafoya is accused of shooting 37-year-old Richard Perez at a home on Gold Street in July 2015.

During his trial, Tafoya claimed he shot in self-defense. A jury agreed.

He still faces a charge of a felon in possession of a firearm, but that will be decided at a later date.

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