FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 24, 2016
Contact: James Hallinan (505) 660-2216
Santa Fe, NM – This afternoon, Attorney General Hector Balderas announced that two convicted murderers will stay in prison after the New Mexico Supreme Court agreed with the Office of the Attorney General’s Criminal Appeals Division. The Supreme Court affirmed the convictions of Daniel Marson Murrell for felony murder, armed robbery, theft of a credit card, eleven counts of fraudulent use of an illegally obtained credit card and tampering with evidence in Clovis, New Mexico. In a separate ruling today, the Supreme Court affirmed the convictions of Paul N. Reynolds for first degree murder, unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, and tampering with evidence pursuant to a plea agreement in Tularosa, New Mexico.
“Two men convicted of heinous and brutal murders in eastern New Mexico will stay in prison after the Supreme Court agreed with our office’s Criminal Appeals Division,” said Attorney General Balderas. “Keeping the most violent offenders in prison remains our priority, and my thoughts are with the families of the victims.”
Please see attached for photos of the defendants and the Supreme Court decisions for both cases that were issued this afternoon.
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