Identity of Inmate Killed Inside Lea County Correctional Facility Released

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

LEA COUNTY, N.M. - Police are investigating a murder at the correctional facility in Lea County.

Hobbs Police tell NewsWest 9 that they responded to the facility on Monday afternoon after an inmate attacked another inmate.

By the time police arrived, the prisoner, 31-year-old Paul Lasner, was pronounced dead.

Hobbs authorities are investigating this as a homicide.