Raúl Torrez | Attorney General

New Mexico Supreme Court Accepts Attorney General’s Office Arguments to Uphold Convictions of Las Cruces Triple Murderer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 10, 2015

Contact: James Hallinan (505) 660-2216

Santa Fe, NM – Yesterday, the New Mexico Supreme Court handed down its decision in the case of State of New Mexico v. Eugene Ferri, an appeal from the District Court of Dona Ana County. In 2013, Eugene Ferri was convicted of three counts of first degree murder, along with other felonies, for a grisly triple homicide in Las Cruces, New Mexico. The defendant appealed his convictions to the New Mexico Supreme Court. Accepting arguments by the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office, the New Mexico Supreme Court upheld Ferri’s first degree murder convictions. For his murder convictions, Ferri was sentenced to three consecutive life sentences.

“The perpetrator of an extraordinarily violent triple homicide in Las Cruces is behind bars for the rest of his life thanks to the work of my office’s Criminal Appeals Division,” Attorney General Hector Balderas said. “My office is focused on putting away the most violent offenders, but we are just as focused on keeping offenders like Eugene Ferri behind bars. I am pleased that the New Mexico Supreme Court upheld Mr. Ferri’s first degree murder convictions.”

Here is a link to yesterday’s New Mexico Supreme Court decision: http://www.nmcompcomm.us/nmcases/NMSCUnreported/2015/SC34229.pdf.

NMCourts.gov case number: D-307-CR-201100465.

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