Yes, I keep harping on the fact that New Mexico didn't real end the death penalty, it just repealed it for anyone convicted of a murder after July 2009. There's still two guys on death row in New Mexico and several other defendants in ongoing murder trials are still "death-eligible."
For those of you who follow the death penalty just as closely, the New Mexico Coalition to Repeal the Death Penalty
is hosting a must-see capital punishment event this weekend. Here are the details:
Witness to Innocence
America's only national organization led by exonerated death-row survivors
Saturday, October 10, 2009
4 - 6 pm
At the home of Ms. Trish Steindler
10 Hondo Lane, Santa Fe
Hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be served
Featuring brief presentations by
Ray Krone, Exonerated Death Row Survivor
Juan Melendez, Exonerated Death Row Survivor
Kurt Rosenberg, Executive Director, Witness to Innocence
Gail Chasey, New Mexico State Representative
The event is free.