NM: Family said son shot in self-defense

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March 13, 2011
Posted in 2AM News

"The family of shooting suspect Eric Marquez, 26, said Saturday that Marquez shot Julian 'J.T.' Melendrez, 22, to death in self defense, not cold blood. ... Marquez's family said this shooting is the result of years of fighting between Melendrez and his friends. ... 'Ever since then, they (Melendrez and friends) would just show up and do drive-bys,' said Rosa, Marquez's mother, who didn't wish to give her last name. 'We never knew what to expect.' Currently, Marquez's home is covered in bulletholes from previous drive-by shootings." (03/12/10


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