Roswell Man Gets Maximum 47-Year Term

Staff Report
The Associated Press

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) - A Roswell man, convicted in July of first-degree murder and attempted murder in the shooting death of a woman and wounding of another, has received a maximum 47-year prison sentence.

State District Judge Charles Currier imposed the term Monday.

The 27-year-old, Julian Tafoya, was convicted of first-degree murder, attempted murder, tampering with evidence and possession of a firearm by a felon after a three-day trial that ended July 18.

Prosecutors said Tafoya shot 29-year-old Andrea Larez, who died at the scene last Nov. 15, and 25-year-old Crystal Brady. Brady, who was shot in the face, testified against Tafoya.

Tafoya declined an offer from the judge to address the court.