CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) – Prosecutors say they’re seeking a life prison sentence without parole for a Texas man accused of killing his Dallas-area girlfriend last year in southeastern New Mexico.
A jury trial for 33-year-old Robert Glenn Earley is scheduled to begin April 28 in Carlsbad.
Earley, of Euless, faces felony charges of murder, tampering with evidence and kidnapping in the death of 30-year-old Emily Rebecca Lambert.
She was killed while in New Mexico to visit Earley, an oil field worker. Her body was found behind a ranch building near Loving on March 4, 2014.
Lambert was a teacher in Garland, Texas and the mother of two young daughters.
She reportedly had been dating Earley for only a few months when she was killed.
New Mexico has prohibited capital punishment since 2007.