Hobbs man charged with murder

Hobbs man charged with murder

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Mendez-Solis, photo provided by Lea County Sheriff's Office Mendez-Solis, photo provided by Lea County Sheriff's Office
LEA COUNTY, New Mexico -

Lea County Sheriff's deputies have charged a Hobbs man with murder.

Deputies were called to North Pine and East Hardy in Hobbs April 1, on a report of a suspicious death. They found Wilson M. Caldwell, 26, shot dead.

Investigators traced evidence to a car and a gun inside, which led them to Albino Mendez-Solis, 30. Caldwell was last seen with Mendez-Solis, according to a Sheriff's Office news release.

Mendez-Solis is held in the De Baca County Detention Center, awaiting transport to Lea County.

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