Hobbs man waiting to be sentenced for killing two people

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

A Hobbs man waits to learn his fate after he's convicted for killing two people in Roswell.

42-year old Manuel Martinez stabbed two elderly people to death, more than five years ago.

The murders took place in the residential part of the couple's rock and gem store.

Martinez also faces charges of kidnapping, armed robbery, and aggravated burglary with a deadly weapon.  

He will be sentenced on October ninth.