Hobbs Man Sentenced After Pleading Guilty to Killing Odessa Man Last Year

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

LOVINGTON, N.M. - A Hobbs man will spend 13 years behind bars after he plead guilty to killing an Odessa man last year.

Thomas Franklin admitted to killing 54-year-old Robert Vasquez, just one day before he was supposed to go to trial in Lovington.

Franklin was originally charged with first degree murder, tampering with evidence and attempt to commit a robbery.