Roswell police issue arrest warrant in 2005 double murder

Roswell Police
Roswell Police

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Police in Roswell have issued an arrest warrant for an imprisoned man suspected of killing two brothers nearly 12 years ago.

They say 33-year-old Gabriel Thyberg is believed to have fatally shot 50-year-old Reynaldo Jimenez and 54-year-old Robert Jimenez in the kitchen of their east Roswell home in May 2005.

Police say Thyberg allegedly was angry that the brothers had previously refused to give him heroin when he didn’t have the money to pay for it.

Thyberg currently is incarcerated in the federal prison in Herlong, California after a conviction.

He’s scheduled to be released in November 2020.

Roswell police and the Fifth Judicial District Attorney’s Office say they’re working to have Thyberg temporarily transferred to New Mexico custody so he can be arrested and prosecuted on the double-murder case.