Man awaits sentencing on Roswell murder charge

ROSWELL, New Mexico (KRQE) – A man has been convicted. He is accused of involvement in the 2020 Roswell murder.

The Roswell Police Department said Manuel Villarreal was convicted of first-degree murder and two other charges. The murder charge is linked to the November 2020 shooting that killed 43-year-old John Halfmann.

Halfmann was found shot to death in a barn on the 700 block of East Fifth Street. Villarreal was arrested a week after the shooting.

Villarreal was also found guilty of witness intimidation and possession of a firearm. He is awaiting sentencing.

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