Closing arguments expected Wednesday for Tucumcari man on trial for attempted murder


Closing arguments and final jury instruction have been set for 8:30 a.m. Wednesday for a Tucumcari man accused of trying to kill his ex-girlfriend.

Earl Moses Ingram, 31, will now have to wait two days to hear the jury’s verdict after being charged with multiple felonies, including the attempted murder of Amber Simpson, 27, of Tucumcari on July 24, 2009.

Entering the third day of a trial originally docketed for two days in the 10th Judicial District Court, Ben Mondragon, defense attorney, called his last witnesses, entered his final pieces of evidence into the court record and rested his case.

The State, represented by Tim Rose, senior trial attorney, also rested its case.

Ingram was captured on Aug. 10, 2009 in Clovis. Ingram had been on the run from law enforcement for two weeks after police said he had beat Simpson, stolen her car and led police on a high-speed chase before escaping on foot.