Martinez Wants Moment Of Silence For Connecticut Victims

Dec 20, 2012

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is calling for a statewide moment of silence for the victims of last week's school shooting in Connecticut.

Martinez issued a proclamation declaring a day of mourning and asking for the moment of silence to be observed at 9:30 a.m. Friday.

The governor's office says she made the proclamations Thursday after a request from Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy to his fellow governors.

The moment of silence comes a week after authorities say a 20-year-old gunman killed his mother and then went to Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Once there he killed 20 young students and six school employees before killing himself.