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More charges filed against suspect in Weed murder

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Additional charges have been filed against the suspect accused of murdering a Weed woman while she was working her shift at the local store.

Joseph Sanders, 52, of Bent, was arrested Oct. 11 after 34-year-old Laura McCormick was shot and killed that morning while working at the Weed Store. He appeared for a preliminary hearing Oct. 17 before Judge John P. Sugg in Alamogordo District Court on charges of first-degree murder, unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, and tampering with evidence.

Then on Oct. 25 a supervening indictment was filed charging Sanders with: first-degree murder (willful and deliberate); first-degree murder (felony murder); attempt to commit a felony, to wit: armed robbery; tampering with evidence; unlawful taking of a motor vehicle; unlawful carrying of a deadly weapon; and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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