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Guilty Verdict In New Mexico Cold Case Murder

PORTALES, NEW MEXICO - It took 17 years, but tonight there's justice for the family of a Portales murder victim.

A jury handed down a guilty verdict to 40-year-old Arnoldo Navarette Thursday.

Back in 1993 he shot and killed Renaldo Ornelas and injured a by-stander in the process.

Shortly after the crime he fled, hiding out in Mexico, Colorado and Texas. Authorities in Odessa eventually picked him up last year.

He faces a maximum penalty of a life in prison.

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