Overview: Capital punishment in New Mexico

The New Mexican Here’s a list of all legal executions performed by the New Mexico Department of Corrections (between 1913 and 1929 all executions there were the responsibilities of individual county sheriffs): • July 21, 1933: Two men die in the state’s new electric chair. The first was Thomas Johnson, a black man convicted of […]

Politics brutal, restraint would be nice

David Stevens : CNJ Editor The contrasts were sharp and painful. In last week’s primary elections, Curry and Roosevelt counties’ sheriff candidates promoted their integrity, their professionalism, their dignity, their church affiliations, their commitment to family and their caring for community. Some of those same candidates’ supporters, meanwhile, tore into opponents unchecked, without moral compass, […]

De Baca County squabble leaves sheriff concerned

By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer De Baca County Sheriff Gary Graves spent Monday night sleeping in his office to protect records. And he plans on sleeping there until a district judge rules on whether he is allowed to keep personnel from other county agencies out of his office. Tenth Judicial District Court Judge […]