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Clovis man found guilty of aggravated Burglary and battery, following his brother

CLOVIS (KSMX)- A Clovis man was found guilty on Wednesday for aggravated burglary and battery following his brother’s conviction and sentencing to the same crime in 2019.

Ninth Judicial District Attorney, Andrea Reeb, announced that Matthew Armendariz, age 27, of Clovis, was found guilty on March 11,  by a Curry County jury of Aggravated Burglary, a second-degree felony, and Aggravated Battery, a third-degree felony.

Eleazar Armendariz, Matthew’s brother, was convicted in September of 2019 for the same incident and sentenced to 18 months in prison.

On December 2, 2018, Armendariz and his brother entered their mother’s home without permission and attacked Manuel Hernandez-Carrillo while he was asleep in bed. Their mother was also injured while attempting to stop the attack. This attack led to Hernandez-Carrillo having broken ribs, contusions, bruises, and a perforated lung. The brothers then fled the scene.

Armendariz was arrested a few days later by the Clovis Police Department. Armendariz is facing a maximum sentence of 12 years in prison.

Armendariz remains in custody on a no-bond hold.

The Honorable Drew D. Tatum presided over the case and found that the Court could better determine a sentence by ordering Armendariz to a 60-day diagnostic evaluation. Sentencing will be scheduled later following the evaluation. Brian Scott Stover, Chief Deputy District Attorney prosecuted the case for the State. Armendariz was represented by the criminal defense attorney, Sandra Gallagher.

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