Burleson Acquitted For Manslaughter

A Tucumcari man has been acquitted of voluntary manslaughter charges.

A Curry County jury returned the not guilty verdict for James Burleson in the 2007 shooting of Jason Pacheco on Main Street in Tucumcari.

The trial was moved from Quay County because officials say Pacheco and his family were well known.

A special prosecutor was also brought in from Albuquerque to handle the case.