NM Supreme Court turns down request to look into Albuquerque attorney’s death

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico’s Supreme Court will not review the case surrounding the death of a prominent Albuquerque attorney.

A vocal critic of Albuquerque police, Mary Han was found dead of carbon monoxide poisoning at her home in 2010. Her family has long believed Han was murdered and that APD botched the investigation.

Han’s estate asked the state supreme court to weigh in on if Han’s rights as a crime victim were violated because APD investigated her death. The supreme court has denied that request.

An attorney for Han’s estate, Rosario Vega Lynn said they’re considering a request for the high court to reconsider its decision.

Vega Lynn released the following statement about the decision Friday:

“For too long, the courts have ignored the rights of victims in favor of the right of the accused and routinely given law enforcement the benefit of the doubt.”

Rosario Vega Lynn, attorney representing the Estate of Mary Han

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