ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) – “I’m tired of living with my lie.” That’s what Tony Ray Peralta told Roswell Police officers back in May after they showed up to meet him in front of a gas station. Minutes earlier, Paralta had borrowed someone’s phone, calling 911 to confess a murder.

The confession was fourteen years after a Roswell man went missing. Peralta eventually led officers to the home where he said he’d buried William Blodgett’s body in 2008. Peralta is now charged with murder.

KRQE Investigative Reporter Ann Pierret joins Chris and Gabby on this week’s episode of the New Mexico News Podcast to discuss the cold case confession. Why did he confess now? Is Peralta telling the truth about what happened? 

What’s next for Peralta’s murder case? Hear audio from his confession to police and why he claims he wanted to come forward.

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