Portales Man Sentenced for 2015 Murder


A Portales man will spend more than a decade in prison for kidnapping and murder.

David Smith, 40,  is sentenced to 15 years, 12 and a half in prison and the remainder on supervised probation.

As we reported Tuesday, Smith pleaded guilty to beating a man then holding him hostage in 2015.

That man later died due to a traumatic brain injury.

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