Life in prison sentence sought for New Mexico murder suspect

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. 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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