Parole conditions to be set for Gordon House

The New Mexico Parole Board will hold a closed hearing Friday in Grants to set the conditions for the release next month of a man convicted in one of New Mexico's most notorious drunken driving cases. Full Story
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The Voice of Reason

Albuquerque, NM

#1 Feb 19, 2009
Anybody else outraged by this? The State initially was going to charge House with Depraved Homecide, which House's Attorney Twoig(sp) in court said House was to drunk to be depraved so his condition would have made him inelligeable for the charge. The initial Judge requesed himself(not certain, but think it was Murdoch). The media coverage has completely left any of that info out of any reporting since then. Four murders, and elligeable for good time? What a crock of S x H x I x T !
truth1

Cedar Crest, NM

#2 Feb 19, 2009
In my opinion he will never serve his debt to society and he never took any responsability for his crime.

“Hello De La Muerta”

Since: Dec 08

Die Die Die Die Kitty

#3 Feb 19, 2009
Watch him get a DWI a month after his realease.

“Talk is Cheap”

Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

#4 Feb 19, 2009
The Voice of Reason wrote:
Anybody else outraged by this? The State initially was going to charge House with Depraved Homecide, which House's Attorney Twoig(sp) in court said House was to drunk to be depraved so his condition would have made him inelligeable for the charge. The initial Judge requesed himself(not certain, but think it was Murdoch). The media coverage has completely left any of that info out of any reporting since then. Four murders, and elligeable for good time? What a crock of S x H x I x T !
My only solution for the problem (house) of habitual accidents is to stay in bed all day. Even then, there is always the chance that you will fall out.....this is so sorry and offensive to the Craven family....
NM Rob

Albuquerque, NM

#6 Feb 19, 2009
Another hemmroid on the ass of society.
The Voice of Reason

Albuquerque, NM

#8 Feb 19, 2009
One other thing. What up with his "parole conditions" being held in a closed hearing? Last time I checked he was being released back into society.
Eastern NM

Fort Sumner, NM

#9 Feb 19, 2009
Forgiveness will set you free....
Ivan Sanchez

AOL

#10 Feb 19, 2009
Though the past canít be undone there is always redemption for every human being no matter the situation. I believe the greatest punishment of all is what a person carries within themselves of that wrongful act that was committed; though it might never be expressed. If thereís to be peace within ourselves we must learn to forgive regardless of the crimeís magnitude otherwise it can bring us down even worse. Iíve met the mother whose daughter and grand-children died and sheís one of the most beautiful ladies Iíve ever met! I feel for her loss because she also carries that pain for all times. I strongly believe she doesnít hold resentments! I once heard we all carry a cross and itís that cross that will determent our destiny if we hold to the end.
There are no winners here but life must goes on and thereís always a light at the end of the tunnel.
I hope Gordon comes out a different person for the sake of his family and all concern.
Disgusted

Clayton, NM

#11 Feb 19, 2009
Judges and attorneys should be blaimed for being so easy on House. Seems like life has no value. What a shame.
joe

Cedar Crest, NM

#12 Feb 19, 2009
I believe he deserves a second chance. No one on this earth is perfect we all make mistakes and that is something that he will have to live with for the rest of his life. I wish him the best of luck and hope he dosen't start drinking again.
The Voice of Reason

Albuquerque, NM

#14 Feb 19, 2009
joe wrote:
I believe he deserves a second chance. No one on this earth is perfect we all make mistakes and that is something that he will have to live with for the rest of his life. I wish him the best of luck and hope he dosen't start drinking again.
I'd be willing to bet your opinion would be 180 degrees the other direction if it was your family that was mutilated in that accident. Your opinion and statement are the exact reason why crime is so high. Absolutely no personal responsibility. Its disgusting1

“26.2”

Since: Feb 08

Santa Fe, NM

#15 Feb 19, 2009
On December 24, 1992, Gordon House drove the wrong way on I-40 at an excessive speed and with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.18%. He crashed head-on into another vehicle killing 4 people and severely injuring a 5th person.

It might be a little easier to find forgiveness if House had taken responsibility for his action and shown remorse. Instead, he argued that it was a migraine, not his 0.18% blood alcohol, that led to this. He also took the case thru numerous legal twists and turns all at great expense to the taxpayer, and losing virtually just about every battle. Just last May 2008, not even a year ago, the Federal Court of Appeals rejected his appeal!!! He played the race card in his legal gymnastics, and became the poster child for some racial justice organizations who held up his conviction and sentencing as an example of racism against Native Americans. Who is to say what the outcome would have been if it had been an Anglo who drove drunk and killed 4 Native Americans?

But the fact remains that he killed 4 people and severly injured a 5th, and was sentenced to 22 years for this. There is no law that says denial of alcohol abuse, and of crimes committed while under the influence, are grounds for rejecting parole when a convict has earned sufficient "good time". I hope the other posters are proven to be wrong about House driving drunk after his parole, but I would not bet against him doing it and possibly injuring or killing again.
Ice

Albuquerque, NM

#16 Feb 19, 2009
Watch him get a DWI a month after his realease.

I predict House will drive drunk again upon his release. I have not heard one word during his incaration of him getting or accepting any sort of treatment plan. House will drive drunk and kill more innocent people.

This is New Mexico! Listen up. The courts look the other way and this is what we get?? Yeah, I see this guy hitting the bottle again and probably killing others again. Look at the last two cases, Dana Pabst and that attorney in Santa Fe. We need to take a stronger stance against drunk driving. I also have met the mother of Melanie Cravens and she is a very nice lady. I also have met Terri Huertaz from MADD. Another terrific person. Let's keep this ahole in prison!
Dar

Valley Farms, AZ

#17 Feb 19, 2009
I disagree that Mr. House should be released for the horrible accident he created due to his own irresponsibility. He should remain incarcerated for life. If it were my family I would want that. I am a Dine'(Navajo) just as he is but that does not make a difference for what he did.
Concha Pena

Albuquerque, NM

#18 Feb 19, 2009
JOE: SECOND CHANCE COMING UP, DOES IT MEAN he'll get behind the wheel and remember to stay sober? Alcohol gives him migranes, think he'll remember? Do you think he's lucky for not having been sentenced forDEPRAVED DRIVING? yes, I agree he should be given a second chance but also a life long supervised parole. Those were four lives he took. A family he destroyed. Does he have relatives to support him? IF ALONE HE'LL GO BACK TO HIS alcoholic life and maybe have another accident.
Furnace

Albuquerque, NM

#19 Feb 19, 2009
joe wrote:
I believe he deserves a second chance. No one on this earth is perfect we all make mistakes and that is something that he will have to live with for the rest of his life. I wish him the best of luck and hope he dosen't start drinking again.
What about the mother and children he killed? There is no second chance for them so why should he get one.
Basta

Albuquerque, NM

#20 Feb 19, 2009
One question that has always lingered in my mind since that night was if House was driving the wrong way on the freeway, why isn't it that the Cravens family did not see him coming and try to veer out of the way? If memory serves me correctly, people did see him doing this and moved out of the way. Could it be that the Cravens family was tired or not paying attention on the road?

Driving a motor vehicle is a HUGE responsibility and people must pay attention to the road. God forbid you shouldn't have to be watching out for drunk drivers coming the wrong way, but I just had a friend die a couple of months ago from a brain aneurysm. She was en route to her docs office for a severe headache that she had been complaining about for several days and died in the parking lot of his office from a cerebral hemorrhage.

I think he has served enough time. The Cravens family must heal already and MADD needs to stop using this family as their poster child for MADD money.

Terri Huertaz should start doing positive things instead of continuously bringing up the memory of carnaged victims.

If I am not allowed to see pictures of dead US soldiers coming in coffins from the war, then I don't think I should be seeing pictures of dead victims of DWI.

I am sick of lobbyists who use victims to further their agendas and salaries.

Forgive this man already.
Mom

Levelland, TX

#21 Feb 19, 2009
Well, now we know what a life is worth in New Mexico.
Dar

Valley Farms, AZ

#22 Feb 19, 2009
Basta wrote:
One question that has always lingered in my mind since that night was if House was driving the wrong way on the freeway, why isn't it that the Cravens family did not see him coming and try to veer out of the way? If memory serves me correctly, people did see him doing this and moved out of the way. Could it be that the Cravens family was tired or not paying attention on the road?
Driving a motor vehicle is a HUGE responsibility and people must pay attention to the road. God forbid you shouldn't have to be watching out for drunk drivers coming the wrong way, but I just had a friend die a couple of months ago from a brain aneurysm. She was en route to her docs office for a severe headache that she had been complaining about for several days and died in the parking lot of his office from a cerebral hemorrhage.
I think he has served enough time. The Cravens family must heal already and MADD needs to stop using this family as their poster child for MADD money.
Terri Huertaz should start doing positive things instead of continuously bringing up the memory of carnaged victims.
If I am not allowed to see pictures of dead US soldiers coming in coffins from the war, then I don't think I should be seeing pictures of dead victims of DWI.
I am sick of lobbyists who use victims to further their agendas and salaries.
Forgive this man already.
Let me ask: What if it was your family and love ones that this happen to? There was another DWI accident that occurred near the Tohajille overpass and this was in broad daylight, unfortunately the family that was killed could not see over the hill of the on coming drunk driver when it was passing a semi truck. Driving Drunk is being IRRESPONSIBLE, PERIOD!!
WTF

Albuquerque, NM

#23 Feb 19, 2009
Disgusted wrote:
Judges and attorneys should be blaimed for being so easy on House. Seems like life has no value. What a shame.
why blame house ? he served his time thats was gave to him, if you gonna blame anyone blame the law makers if they really cared then why is there always people in the news getting pulled over for their 7th or 8 th DWI!! sure what house did was un excuseable but he followed the rules the way they are written

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