Hobbs Man to Stand Trial in Brutal Beating Death 1/3/14
HOBBS, N.M. - A New Mexico man accused of beating a woman to death in front of a child and forcing someone to record the beating with a cell phone is set to stand trial.
The Hobbs News-Sun reports that Timmithy Stover is scheduled to face a jury next month in Lovington District Court.
Authorities say the 27-year-old Hobbs resident beat to death his 28-year-old live-girlfriend Candiace Boone in March and forced two others to bind her with duct tape while he beat her.
Officials say the child saw most of the beating.
The Lea County Sheriff's Office said Stover also admitted injecting Boone with methamphetamine prior to an argument.
Stover faces a number of charges including second-degree murder. He has pleaded not guilty.
The trial is slated to begin Feb. 25.