LOVINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a Hobbs man is in custody in connection with the death of his girlfriend.
Lea County sheriff’s deputies say 27-year-old Timmithy Stover got into a fight with 28-year-old Candiace Boone on Tuesday.
They say Stover drove to a home where he allegedly held two residents at gunpoint and forced them to help duct tape Boone’s wrists and ankles.
Authorities say Stover then allegedly stuffed a sock in Boone’s mouth and reportedly beat her repeatedly.
Deputies tell KRQE-TV (http://bit.ly/ZdYg6g) that Stover had one of the homeowners allegedly record the beating on a cell phone.
Stover also allegedly admitted to injecting Boone with methamphetamine before their argument.
When the two residents later checked on Boone, they found her dead.
Medical investigators are working to figure out how the woman died.