In the upcoming special session, I will ask the legislature to reinstate the death penalty as an option for those who murder children and police officers, as well as correctional officers. Those horrific crimes deserve the ultimate punishment.
I will also ask the legislature to strengthen New Mexico's "Three-Strikes" law to get the most violent criminals off our streets for good.
Representative Paul Pacheco, a retired police officer, will once again sponsor the "Three-Strikes" bill. Representatives Monica Youngblood and Andy Nunez will co-sponsor the death penalty bill. Rep. Youngblood represents the district in which Victoria Martens was brutally murdered. Rep. Nunez represents Hatch, where Officer Jose Chavez was murdered in the line of duty.