Portales man convicted again for overturned murder conviction


PORTALES, N.M. (KRQE) – A Portales man whose conviction in a 12-year-old murder was overturned has been convicted a second time.

44-year-old Arnoldo Navarette killed Reynaldo Ornelas Sr. in 1993. Navarette was caught 16 years later in Odessa, Texas. Navarette was convicted but the state supreme court overturned the conviction because the pathologist who testified wasn’t directly involved in the case.

A new jury heard the same evidence and also reached a guilty verdict. A judge has sentenced Navarette to life in prison.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest Video

Now Trending on KRQE.com

Video Forecast

Grant's Tuesday Evening Forecast

More Weather Video Forecast
Albuquerque Hourly Forecast

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss

Photo Gallery