Friday, February 29, 2008

New Mexico: Request (Update)

Gov. Bill Richardson is urging a state district judge to re-evaluate the sentence of a decorated Marine and Iraq war veteran, Elton John Richard, who shot and killed a would-be burglar. Richardson's office has described Richard's two-year sentence as harsh. In addition, Judge Pat Murdoch ordered Richard to pay restitution of $500 a month for four years. If the sentence is not reconsidered, Governor Richardson says that he is willing to consider a request for executive clemency. Other details here.

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