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      New trial underway for alleged murderer

      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.

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