Hobbs murder suspect arrested in Fort Worth - FOX34 Lubbock

Hobbs murder suspect arrested in Fort Worth

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Ralph Prieto, 41 Ralph Prieto, 41
HOBBS, New Mexico -

A man's jailed accused of a death in Hobbs Monday morning. 

Ralph Prieto, 41, is charged with murdering 50-year-old Rick Ford. Officer found Ford in his home shortly before he died. 

Police identified Prieto as the suspect the next day and feared he was going to run to Florida. They warned the law across Texas and police in Fort Worth caught Prieto there. 

Hobbs police interrogated him and linked him to several pieces of evidence from the scene. 

Prieto is in the Fort Worth jail awaiting extradition. 

If convicted for Ford's first degree murder, he faces up to life in prison without parole. 


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