Former Navajo police officer sentenced in slaying

There are 8 comments on the Aug 20, 2009, KOB.com Eyewitness News 4 - New Mexico story titled Former Navajo police officer sentenced in slaying. In it, KOB.com Eyewitness News 4 - New Mexico reports that:

A judge has sentenced a former Navajo police officer to 33 years in prison in last year's fatal shooting of his live-in girlfriend.

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Ret-Cop

United States

#1 Aug 20, 2009
Justice was served.
Charlie

Albuquerque, NM

#2 Aug 20, 2009
Dumb A*#. It sounds like he will be headed to Protective Custody.
bryan apodaca

Albuquerque, NM

#3 Aug 20, 2009
caa the job at will go on.
Mr Road

Bethpage, NY

#4 Aug 20, 2009
This reads kind of funny. The killer asks the Judge to run his sentence consecutively and apologizes to the victim's family. Then, the Public Defender is said to be planning an appeal.....

Why apologize and then appeal? Oh yea, that's right, we're in New Mexico!
Corrupt Judge

AOL

#5 Aug 20, 2009
August 13, 2009? Santa Fe, NM
Judge Michael Vigil sentence a man to prison 7 ˝ years for killing two people while riding their motorcycle! The man was drunk and with precious convictions. With good behavior he’ll be out in 3 years.
The judge said to the convicted man,‘I know you didn’t mean to kill those people.’ Feeling bad for the man leniency over took the judge!

Do you think that was justice?
roger

Las Vegas, NV

#6 Aug 20, 2009
once a cop always a crook!!!! they're worst than politicians.
11 4 08 sad day N history

Fort Worth, TX

#7 Aug 20, 2009
Does it matter if he is Navajo or not??? "Former police officer sentenced in slaying" would have gotten the same message through.
11 4 08 sad day N history

Fort Worth, TX

#8 Aug 20, 2009
roger wrote:
once a cop always a crook!!!! they're worst than politicians.
I agree! An off duty officer shot my dog and killed him. He claims my dog killed 2 of his lambs, but any person who is not blind could see that the lambs died for gunshot wounds, neither one of them have their throats ripped out like he claims. This guy took me to court and the DA told me "before you decline the guilty plea you should know that the man you are dealing with is a cop." THAT MADE MY BLOOD BOIL!!! They are ALL corrupt! From the cops, to the DA's to the judges! Makes me sick.

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