New trial underway for alleged murderer
Wed, 04 Aug 2010 18:01:36 GMT —
A new trial has begun for a man charged with two shooting deaths in Clovis.
The Portales News Tribune reports that 23-year-old Anthony Casillas is accused of killing Gary Payne of Melrose, and Melissa Ward of Lubbock, back in 2008.
His first trial was declared a mistrial in January. That happened after Casillas uncle collapsed on the witness stand and two other members of his family caused a disturbance.
Casillas faces two consecutive life sentences in prison if convicted.