Casillas and murder victim had friction

ProNews Seven has new information today concerning the double homicide that took place in Clovis last month.

According to the Clovis News Journal, one of the victims, Gary Payne, and the alleged suspect, Anthony Casillas, worked together. Employees who worked with the two men say that the two had a history of friction between them.

Casillas was wanted for two open counts of murder and for tampering with evidence.

The victims, Gary Payne and Melissa Ward, were found shot inside a van that crashed in Clovis on September 25.

District Attorney Matt Chandler says that investigators do know what brought the three together that night, but declined to comment in the interest of preserving the integrity of the case.

It was last Friday when 21-year-old Casillas turned himself into Roswell authorities.

Casillas is set to appear before a grand jury on Friday October 10.