Slaying of Teenager Prompts N.M. Sex Crimes Sentencing Debate

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http://www.santafenewmexican.com/main.asp?SectionID=2&SubSectionID=13&ArticleID=31764 High-profile sex crimes, including the recent slaying of a Santa Fe girl at an Albuquerque theater, have propelled the issue of tightening New Mexico's sex-offender laws to the forefront, The Santa Fe New Mexican reports. Gov. Bill Richardson wants the Legislature at its special session beginning Oct. 27 to increase mandatory penalties for child rape and to limit bail for accused sex offenders. The governor also might ask lawmakers . . .

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