A former Santa Fe attorney convicted in the drunken-driving death of a pedestrian has been granted parole. New Mexico Parole Board chair Sandy Dietz says Carlos Fierro was granted parole from prison Monday and is seeking to live in other state. Dietz, who was out of town and hadn't seen Fierro's application, says he could be released from prison in a few months.
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.