Man awaits sentencing after Roswell murder conviction

ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) – A man has been convicted. He's accused of being involved in a Roswell murder in 2020. The Roswell Police Department said Man...

March 26, 2023
3:12 AM

ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) – A man has been convicted. He's accused of being involved in a Roswell murder in 2020. The Roswell Police Department said Manuel Villarreal was convicted of first-degree murder and two other charges. The murder charge is in relation to a shooting in November 2020 that killed John Halfmann, 43. Halfmann was found shot in a shed in the 700 block of East Fifth Street. Villarreal was arrested a week after the shooting. Villarreal was also convicted of intimidating a witness and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Laila Freeman