The Associated Press
CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) - A Clovis man has been charged with first-degree murder in a 9-year-old case.
District Attorney Matt Chandler says 56-year-old Lorenzo Chavez was indicted (Friday) for his role in the 1998 shooting death of 47-year-old Daniel Jose Lopez.
Chandler says Chavez is a twice-convicted killer who returned to Clovis in the late 1990s after serving more than 20 years in prison.
Chavez is currently serving a nine-year prison sentence for receiving a stolen vehicle.
Chandler says he was to be paroled in January, but prosecutors will ask that he remain in prison without bond pending trial.