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Hawkins arrested in hotel murder case


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The man suspected of killing his girlfriend more than two weeks ago in a north Roswell hotel has been arrested.


Jeremy Hawkins, 35, was arrested either Friday night or early Saturday morning in Albuquerque without incident by the U.S. Marshals Service, according to information released shortly before noon Saturday by Roswell Police Department spokesman Todd Wildermuth.
On Friday, Roswell police announced that they had obtained an arrest warrant for Hawkins in connection with the Aug. 4 shooting death of 31-year-old Ashley Sena of Roswell, believed to have been the girlfriend of Hawkins. Her body had been found in a room at Comfort Suites in the 3600 block of North Main Street. She had been shot once in the face, according to police, who say that Hawkins and Sena had been arguing before the shooting.


Hawkins has been charged with murder, tampering with evidence, two counts of intimidation of a witness and possession of a firearm as a felon.
Roswell police officers allege that Hawkins discarded the gun used to kill Sena and later intimidated two people about the incident. They also say he previously was convicted of a felony child abuse charge.
On Thursday, a news release issued by the Roswell Police Department stated that police wanted to talk with three people about the murder, including Hawkins. Police later indicated that they had identified Hawkins as the suspect.
Sena, who moved to Roswell in 1990 with family, has been described by family and friends as someone who had a keen interest in history and politics. She was the mother of a young son who lives in Albuquerque.
Wildermuth said that Hawkins will be returned to Roswell to face the charges against him.

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