Man to spend life in prison for killing Artesia man

ARTESIA, N.M. (KRQE) – One of the men who posed as a drug task force agent, then killed an Artesia man will spend life in prison.

According to the Carlsbad Current Argus, 30-year-old Matthew Sloan was sentenced Thursday.

Sloan was convicted last September of first degree murder and other charges in the 2012 death of Tim Wallace.

Sloan and two other men went to Wallace’s house looking for drugs and kicked in his door claiming to be members of the Pecos Valley Drug Task Force.

A fight broke out and Wallace was shot and killed.

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