NDN Newz: Killer Back to Work
Former Capitol Hill staffer Carlos Fierro is back at work in D.C., just months after killing a Pueblo man.
Fierro is charged in the drunk driving death of William Tenorio, 46, a member of the San Felipe Pueblo. Police say he was driving drunk when he hit and killed Tenorio in New Mexico on November 26, 2008. Fierro, who has at least one previous DUI conviction, fled the scene after the accident.
Tenorio's family was shocked to learn that not only was Fierro released from electronic monitoring, but had been permitted to leave the state and continue his work in Washington, D.C.
"They're shocked and concerned ... that they weren't aware of it," Stephanie Poston, a family spokesperson, told the paper. "They want to be engaged in the whole process."
Apparently, you can get drunk, kill a Native, and go right back to work. And the family? Who needs to inform them? That's what newspapers are for, right?
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