What started as a fight over a cell phone at a recreational vehicle park in New Mexico ended with one man killed and another man accused of murder.
John Bowels Williams, 43, admitted to police that he got into a fight with Jorge Trevizo, 43, because the victim kept looking at his cell phone, according to authorities.
Trevizo was part of a crew working at a light tower at the RV park and coworkers told police they left the worksite, but later returned to find Trevizo unconscious and bleeding, police said.
The incident happened around 2 a.m. on May 20, but Williams punched Trevizo, who then fell to the ground and hit his head on a trailer hitch, the Carlsbad Current Argus reported.
It did not end there, as once Trevizo was on the ground, Williams kicked him multiple times, then picked up a wooden object and struck the victim in the head, authorities said.
Williams told detectives he pulled out a knife and cut Trevizo’s neck, police said.
Detectives stated that “John stated he did not want Jorge to come back and retaliate, therefore John had to make sure Jorge was deceased.”
That is when Williams went home and washed his hands and the knife, which had Trevizo’s blood on it, police said.
Williams was charged with first-degree murder and tampering with evidence in the death of Trevizo, according to officials. He was booked into the Eddy County Detention Center and remains there as bail has not been set in his case.