Man in deadly shooting case sentenced to life in prison


ARTESIA, N.M. (KRQE) – A guilty verdict has been reached in a once cold case murder.

A Curry County jury found 35-year-old David Gutierrez Jr. guilty of first-degree murder in the 2002 shooting death of Jose Valverde.

The judge sentenced Gutierrez to the mandatory life sentence and enhanced the sentence by one year for the use of a firearm.

In 2011, witnesses can forward with new information.

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