Lovington man charged with murdering wife in front of their chil

Lovington man charged with murdering wife in front of their children

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Perez, photo from Lea County Detention Center Perez, photo from Lea County Detention Center

A Lovington man is charged with the murder of his wife, which investigators say happened in front of their three children.

Police were called to a domestic dispute at a home in the 300 block of East Avenue A in Lovington late Tuesday morning.

Officers found Cynthia Perez, 36. She had been shot. She was taken to the hospital, where she died.

Police found Vicente Perez, 35, hiding in a nearby trailer. After a short stand-off, he was taken into custody. Investigators later found the weapon they believe he used.

Vicente Perez is charged with first degree murder, tampering with evidence and being a felon with a gun.

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