Tuesday, February 26, 2008

New Mexico: Request

Gov. Bill Richardson is being urged by to pardon Elton John Richard a former Marine and Iraq war veteran who was sentenced to two years in prison after pleading no contest to a charge of voluntary manslaughter in the 2004. Richard killed one Daniel Romero, a car burglary suspect. According to reports, Richardson's office received around one hundred phone calls and e-mail messages last weekend urging the governor to Richards out of prison. The governor’s office says the governor is aware of the case, but he cannot act until the family asks him to. See story here and here.

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