NM Gov. Bill Richardson kicks off anti-DWI campaign (8:11 a.m.)
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#3 Nov 20, 2009
DWI Blitz? Why? The other ones didn't work.
#4 Nov 21, 2009
From: janet thomsen <firstname.lastname@example.org >
Sent: Thu Nov 19 17:43:57 2009
Subject: State vs Erin Whitley
As you may remember, our son Daniel Thomsen was gravely injured in an auto accident July 1, 2008. Zach Z. was killed at the scene and Erin Whitley was charged with VH/GBI in this case. The sentence was listed on nmcourts.com and then was changed without my knowledge. I was there when the sentence was given by Judge Robinson.____was the prosecuting attorney. I am asking you how this sentence could be changed to a "deferred status" by the judge without a hearing. I do not support the changed sentence and I believe the victum's in this case have been treated unfairly and are being victimized again. Was there some kind of deal made? I would like this change of sentence to be investigated and changed back to what the judge said in court. Please respond.
Sent: Thu 11/19/09 5:55 PM
There was no deal made, as I am sure ///has told you. When we sent over the J and S for the original sentence as it had been pronounced, the judge sent it back and said he wanted deferred language instead. We objected and asked for another hearing and he refused. As she pled straight up that left sentencing completely up to the judge. There is absolutely nothing the DA's office can do to force this judge to change his mind. If you wish to pursue this further, you could a) write him a letter, b) ask the victim's rights attorney in santa fe to review it for any action with the judge, or c) lodge a complaint with the judicial standards commission.
I was similarly dismayed by this change, especially without an opportunity for you to be further heard. I assure you my office had nothing to do with this. And, unfortunately, there is nothing we can do to "change it back".
Sixth District Attorney
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#5 Nov 29, 2011
I was notified by Victum's Advocate Oct.26th,2011 that Erin J. Whitley was cited for a Probation Violation and was going to have a hearing in 2nd District Court in Lordsburg. Her lawyer asked for another hearing because Erin was "not ready." I was later informed that the hearing was to take place in Hidalgo County-I was in Lordsburg that day and notified by a court clerk that the hearing was instead being held in Grant County. I have not heard what has happened in Ms. Whitley's case. What about the Probation Violation charge? What about restitution? Two young men were involved-one gravely injured and later died and one killed at the scene.Justice here? I don't think so.
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