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Co-Chair
New Mexico Coalition

Chairwoman
MVFR

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Board Member
MVFR

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Michelle Giger, Director, ...

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Michelle Giger, Director, New Mexico

Michelle Giger's father, Phil Bovee, was murdered by a drifter in Santa Rosa, New Mexico in 1984.
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For the past few years, as a volunteer, Michelle has done grassroots organizing and lobbied for repeal of the death penalty in her state.She is a co-founder of the New Mexico MVFR group, and she serves on the steering committee of the New Mexico Coalition to Repeal the Death Penalty and the State Bar's task force that is studying endorsing a moratorium.She says, "I will work for repeal until we abandon this inhumane, wholly ineffective, and cost-prohibitive method of holding accountable those who kill.


Board of Directors

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Michelle Giger, Director, New MexicoMichelle Giger's father, Phil Bovee, was murdered in 1984 by a drifter named Ramon Lopez who was passing through Santa Rosa, New Mexico, where Michelle's parents owned a KOA campground.

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For the past few years as a volunteer, Michelle has done grassroots organizing and lobbied for repeal of the death penalty in her state.She is a co-founder of the New Mexico MVFR group, and she serves as the co-chair of the New Mexico Coalition to Repeal the Death Penalty.
"Simply put, the death penalty is a failed public policy.We know that people who commit acts of violence deserve to be held accountable, and the rest of us deserve to be protected from them.We can we do that, though, without acting just like them and becoming killers ourselves." Michelle Giger


Albuquerque Tribune Online

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"It is a myth that the death penalty heals," said Michelle Geiger, chairwoman of Murder Victims' Families for Reconciliation."There is no psychological study that shows the death penalty brings closure to anyone - except the person who is executed."

Death-penalty supporters countered with arguments of their own.


Albuquerque Accident Attorney: March 2009

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"We are cautiously optimistic about the vote on the floor," said Michelle Giger, a member of the New Mexico branch of Murder Victims' Families for Reconciliation.


2009 Repeal in the News | NM Repeal the Death Penalty

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"It's been a long time coming," Michelle Giger, a founder of Murder Victims' Families for Reconciliation, said Monday after the judiciary panel's 6-5 vote.

"We don't want it. We don't need it. It doesn't work. So let's get rid of it," added Giger, whose father was fatally shot by a drifter in Santa Rosa in 1984.

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