NM man who killed wife, stepkids denied parole

November 6, 2013 • State News

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico prison inmate who pleaded guilty to killing his wife and three step-children in 1979 in Las [auth] Cruces has been denied parole.

The Las Cruces Sun News ( ) reports that Clifton Skidgel’s parole request was denied during an Oct. 28 hearing in Santa Fe.

The New Mexico Supreme Court ruled May 13 that Skidgel was eligible to have a parole hearing after he served 10 years of his second sentence of life imprisonment.

A judge in 1985 had agreed with prison officials and concluded that Skidgel would be required to serve at least 60 years — a minimum of 30 years for each of the two consecutive life sentences.

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