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Prosecutors seek life prison term for Texas man accused of killing girlfriend in New Mexico

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CARLSBAD, New Mexico — Prosecutors say they're seeking a life prison sentence without parole for a Texas man accused of killing his Dallas-area girlfriend last year in southeastern New Mexico.

A jury trial for 33-year-old Robert Glenn Earley is scheduled to begin April 28 in Carlsbad.

Earley, of Euless, faces felony charges of murder, tampering with evidence and kidnapping in the death of 30-year-old Emily Rebecca Lambert.

She was killed while in New Mexico to visit Earley, an oil field worker. Her body was found behind a ranch building near Loving on March 4, 2014.

Lambert was a teacher in Garland, Texas and the mother of two young daughters.

She reportedly had been dating Earley for only a few months when she was killed.

New Mexico has prohibited capital punishment since 2007.

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