Clovis man sentenced for 2013 beating death

Daniel Murrell
Daniel Murrell

CLOVIS, N.M. (KRQE) – The Clovis man who made a habit of robbing and beating elderly people has been sentenced to life plus 61 years.

Prosecutors say 25-year-old Daniel Murrell attacked 61-year-old Joe Garcia as he walked home from a convenience store in January last year. Garcia died three days later.

Murrell was also charged with the beating and robbing an 82-year-old man two days earlier. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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