Man arrested in Bosque Farms murder

Posted at: 10/12/2012 12:55 PM
Updated at: 10/12/2012 10:16 PM
By: Joe Vigil KOB Eyewitness News 4; staff

New Mexico State Police have arrested a man they believe murdered his niece in a Bosque Farms home Friday.

It didn't take police long to find suspect Marvin Martinez, 55, who is suspected of murdering his own niece 20-year-old Ashley Raulerson.

Authorities said they learned the suspect's location when a Peralta woman called 911 stating Martinez had showed up to her home.

When police arrived, Martinez fled in his vehicle, but once he reached the end of the street he surrendered peacefully.

Bosque Farms police had initially responded to reports of a stabbing at a home at approximately 11:45 a.m., however, State Police told KOB Eyewitness News 4 that it appears she was shot to death. A motive has not yet been determined.