SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A miscalculation means the former Santa Fe attorney convicted in the drunken-driving death of a pedestrian will be getting out of prison early.
A filing by Carlos Fierro’s attorney shows the time Fierro served before he was sentenced was off by about 45 days. A former defense attorney had agreed to the incorrect number of days during earlier court proceedings.
Albuquerque television station KRQE reports (http://bit.ly/LaC3zy ) that Fierro is now expected to be out in mid-August.
Fierro received a seven-year prison sentence in 2009 for vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of an accident. Authorities said he was drunk when he ran down 46-year-old pedestrian William Tenorio.
Fierro’s case drew attention because his passenger was Alfred Lovato, at the time a state police officer and a member of then-Gov. Bill Richardson’s security detail.