By Steve Hansen
The Staff of The News 

Portales man sentenced in 2016 double homicide

Jose Zapata receives 13 years in plea agreement.


Last updated 1/7/2023 at 2:24pm

Steve Hansen

Jose Zapata reads a statement at his sentencing hearing in a Ninth Judicial District courtroom in Portales. Seated is his attorney, Nicholas Hart.

A Portales man accused of killing two people in 2016 was sentenced Tuesday to 13 years in prison. Jose Zapata, 39, pleaded no-contest to voluntary manslaughter charges in both slayings.

District Judge Donna Mowrer pronounced Zapata guilty of the...

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