Albuquerque, NM–This afternoon, Attorney General Hector Balderas and Fifth Judicial District Attorney Dianna Luce announced that their offices secured an indictment against Castulo Michael Aragon on counts of First-Degree Murder and three counts of Tampering with Evidence for the 2017 murder of Maria Elena Tilton Aragon in Roswell.
“Protecting New Mexicans from domestic violence and prosecuting the most violent offenders in our State is my top priority,” said Attorney General Balderas. “My office looks forward to presenting this case to a Chaves County jury and seeking justice on behalf of the victim and her family.”
“I appreciate the collaboration of resources and personnel with Attorney General Hector Balderas to prosecute this violent crime and obtain justice for Maria Aragon. As the Fifth District Attorney, I stand up for victims of domestic violence and violent crimes and seek justice,” said District Attorney Luce.
This case will be jointly prosecuted by the Office of the Attorney General and the Fifth Judicial District Attorney’s Office.