Clovis Conviction Overturned

The 2006 murder conviction of a Clovis man is overturned today by the New Mexico supreme court.

Justices ruled that hearsay evidence was improperly allowed into evidence during the trial of Robert Macias, who was sentenced to life in prison for first degree murder in the killing of Wilfred Salas Jr in January 2006.

The state supreme court sent the case back to the district court for a possible new trial.