Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Man Convicted Of 1st-Degree Murder.(New Mexico & Metro)

Byline: Journal Staff and Wire Reports

AROUND NEW MEXICO

AZTEC A Crouch Mesa man has been convicted of first-degree murder in the beating death of a Farmington woman.

A jury deliberated less than six hours over two days before convicting Nathan Chavez, 22, of killing Sheridan Peters, 25, in August 1999.

Chavez, who declined a plea-bargain offer, was found guilty Monday of first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder, four counts of tampering with evidence and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. …

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