Man indicted in stabbing death at New Mexico park

AP News
Posted: Dec 12, 2014 4:59 PM

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — A 25-year-old man has been indicted in the stabbing death of a 23-year-old woman in a New Mexico park

Ninth Judicial District Attorney Andrea Reeb said Friday a Curry County Grand Jury indicted Matthew Jennings on first degree murder and tampering with evidence.

Clovis police say Jennings confessed to the death of Ariel Ulibarri. Investigators matched DNA from the state crime lab to the weapon found at the scene.

A criminal complaint says Jennings didn't know Ulibarri, and told police he was hired to kill her because someone wanted revenge, although it wasn't clear who.

Ulibarri's body was discovered Nov. 9 at the Goodwin Lake Trails Walking Park. Her son was found wandering in the parking lot.

Jennings is being held without bond. It wasn't known if he hired an attorney.