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Poitra pleads guilty

Man who shot and killed Troyal Thumb pleads guilty to 10 charges, including Class AA murder

Nicholas Poitra has pleaded guilty to murdering 30-year-old Troyal Thumb last year, just weeks before his murder trial was scheduled to begin.

Appearing in person at the Eddy County Courthouse on Friday, Feb. 9, Poitra formally amended his pleas on all 10 charges against him to guilty, nearly bringing an end to one of the biggest stories to come out of Eddy County in recent memory.

Almost a year a...

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