Chunn slaying became tale of conspiracy

Freedom New Mexico When Jimmy Bo Chunn’s body was found in his rural Causey home, no one could have guessed the story of the rancher’s shooting would turn into a twisted tale of conspiracy, a white supremacy group and murder for hire. Five years later, Roosevelt County farmer William “Billy Joe” Watson — accused of […]

Portales jury: Watson not guilty in Chunn slaying

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer A Roosevelt County jury has found farmer William “Billy Joe” Watson not guilty of hiring an Aryan Brotherhood member to kill Causey rancher Jimmie Bo Chunn and not guilty of attempting to manufacture methamphetamine. The verdict came about noon Tuesday. Watson was accused of hiring Rogers native Donald Taylor […]

Closing arguments start in Chunn murder trial

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Attorneys delivered closing arguments Monday in the murder trial of a Roosevelt County farmer accused of hiring an Aryan Brotherhood member to kill local rancher Jimmie Bo Chunn. By noon, the state and the defense for William “Billy Joe” Watson had spoken before Judge Drew Tatum called for a […]

Arrests relieve town

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor With arrests made in a two-year-old murder investigation, Causey residents are expressing relief. At the same time they’re sobered by the fact that those accused lived in their tiny community. District Attorney Matt Chandler announced Monday that federal indictments had been handed down against two men from the Causey […]

Two indicted in Bo Chunn homicide

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom Newspapers A Rogers man has been charged with the 2005 death of a Causey rancher, according to a press release from the District Attorney’s office. A federal grand jury indicted Donald Taylor, 27, Monday on racketeering and murder charges in connection with the July 2005 death of 71-year-old Jimmy “Bo” Chunn, […]

Jan. 31, 2006 Obituaries

Frank Teti Services: 10 a.m. Feb. 18, Monterey, Calif., cemetery. Professor Francis Michael Teti, 68, died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2006, in Portales. He was born on Feb. 5, 1937, in Utica, N.Y., to Frank T. and Nella Teti. He spent his 36-year professional career as a professor of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate […]

Community concerned about unsolved homicide

Andy Jackson : Freedom Newspapers Six months have passed, but no one has been charged with the shooting death of an elderly Causey rancher. Residents of the tiny Roosevelt County community — a town of 20 homes — say they’re frustrated and concerned. Police found Jimmy “Bo” Chunn, 71, dead from a single gunshot wound […]

Commission passes meth ordinance

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer The Roosevelt County Commission approved a county ordinance Tuesday that would restrict the sale of cold medicine that included an ingredient used to make methamphetamine. The ordinance passed by a 4-0 vote. Commissioner Dennis Lopez was not in attendance. The restrictions are for non-gel tablets and include: • Moving all […]

No charges filed in homicide case

PNT Staff Authorities said Tuesday that they are waiting on forensics results and have no set date on any charges being filed in connection with the shooting death earlier this month of Causey rancher Jimmy “Bo” Chunn. A warrant obtained in district court indicated that Donald Taylor, 24, of Rogers, was identified as a person […]

Police: Arrest not related to homicide

Freedom Newspapers Roosevelt County officials investigating the death of Jimmy “Bo” Chunn have arrested — on an unrelated charge — a man they believe was in the vicinity of Chunn’s home about the time he died, court records show. Donald Taylor, 24, of Rogers, was arrested for a probation violation on July 8, the same […]