But he just got some advice from the Lt. Guv.
Santa Fe, NM – Lieutenant Governor Diane Denish today personally delivered a hand written note to Governor Richardson urging him to sign a bill ending the death penalty in New Mexico while ensuring that convicted murderers face life in prison without possibility of parole. Denish issued the following statement:
“Today I urged the Governor to sign legislation ending the death penalty in New Mexico. But we must do everything in our power to bring justice to those convicted of murder. Therefore, I support replacing the death penalty with a sentence of life in prison with no chance of parole. If you’ve committed murder, you will be behind bars the rest of your life, no exceptions. I will continue working with our police officers and prosecutors and with victims’ families to make sure justice is served.”