Dona Ana County officials said four men forced their way into Joseph Torrez's home, where a fight broke out between the su
According to the sheriff's office, the incident stemmed from an argument that happened earlier that evening. The details of the argument are still under investigation.
Deputies discovered the body of 25-year-old Sal Garces two doors down from where the alleged invasion took place. Officials said Garces suffered blunt force trauma to the head and had been stabbed several times. His body has been sent to the OMI for an autopsy.
The district attorney's office said Tuesday that Torrez could face charges in the stabbing death, pending an investigation that could take weeks. His supporters have set up a Facebook page to raise money for his legal expenses.
Torrez's fiancée and child were inside the home at the time of the incident. Authorities said his fiancée tried to use her body against the front door to keep the men from entering. More