Defense attorney Gary Mitchell prepares for arguing before the New Mexico Supreme Court in Santa Fe, N.M. against using the death penalty on his client, Michael Astorga, convicted of killing in 2006 a... more 
Defense attorney Gary Mitchell prepares for arguing before the New Mexico Supreme Court in Santa Fe, N.M. against using the death penalty on his client, Michael Astorga, convicted of killing in 2006 a Bernalillo County sheriff's deputy. The state's high court ruled Thursday that a jury can consider the death penalty against Astorga despite the state's 2009 repeal of capital punishment. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Russell Contreras
Thu, Sep 1, 2011 7:22 PM EDT