Convicted murderer’s sentence extended

A district judge on Wednesday added eight years to the prison sentence of a Clovis man convicted of second-degree murder for the shooting death of a 10-year-old boy, according to a press release from the district attorney’s office.

During a bench trial to evaluate sentencing, District Judge Teddy Hartley enhanced David Griego’s sentence based on prior felony convictions, the press release said.

“The District Attorney’s Office (argued) to the Court that Griego has been convicted of three prior felonies within the past 10 years and should be tagged as a “habitual criminal and a violent repeat offender,” the release said.

In January, Griego, 31, was sentenced to 16 years imprisonment.

Police have said Sept. 14, 2005, Griego and three others shot into the window of a Clovis bedroom where Carlos Perez was asleep.

The bullet struck Perez in the head.