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Clovis man charged with Second Degree Murder

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Clovis, TX - A Clovis man has been formally charged with Second Degree Murder, by a Curry County Grand Jury.

Eric Valdez is accused of murdering Jose Barrea earlier this month.

Police say Barrera was shot in the head and was found on July 7th. Just four days later, on July 11th, officials say Valdez confessed to the crime and was arrested.

Police believe the motive stemmed from a conflict between Barrera and Valdez involving Valdez's young daughter.

Valdez is currently in the Curry County Detention Center and will be arraigned next week in district court. He has also been charged with Tampering with Evidence.