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Murder Charges Dropped Against Hobbs Man

Murder charges against a man in Hobbs has been dismissed.

According to Armando Espinoza’s attorneys, they filed a motion saying there was not sufficient evidence in the case.

Fifth Judicial District Judge William Shoebridge sided with the attorney's and dismissed the murder charges against Espinoza.

Espinoza was facing second degree murder charges.

Last February, 17-year-old Oscar Mediano was stabbed in a fight at a home on south Mateo.

He later died.

Another man, 18-year-old Omar Cruz was also hurt but was treated and released.

Espinoza was facing an aggravated assault charge on that injury but the jury found him not guilty.

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