Complaint: Man says he was hired to kill NM woman

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Posted: Dec 03, 2014 4:59 PM

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — A criminal complaint says a 25-year-old man told police he was hired to kill a 23-year-old woman who was found dead in a Clovis park.

KOB-TV reports (http://goo.gl/tFbeF6) says Matthew Jennings told authorities someone wanted revenge against Ariel Ulibarri, although it wasn't clear who. The complaint says Jennings did not know Ulibarri.

Clovis police say Jennings confessed Tuesday to the stabbing death of Ulibarri. Authorities say they matched DNA from the state crime lab to the murder weapon found at the scene.

Ulibarri's body was discovered Nov. 9. Authorities say her 6-year-old son was wandering around in the parking lot. He wasn't injured.

Authorities say Jennings will be charged with tampering with evidence.

It was not known if he had an attorney.

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Information from: KOB-TV, http://www.kob.com