Less prison time for ex-NM lawyer in DWI homicide

June 10, 2012 • State News

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 [auth] 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 ( ) 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.

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