County Prosecutor Forwards Shocking E-Mail

Las Cruces – Republican gubernatorial nominee Susana Martinez has disciplined a prosecutor in her district attorney's office for using a government computer to forward an e-mail that jokes about killing Mexicans and Arabs.

The e-mail, according to a copy obtained by The Associated Press, describes a New Mexico girl shooting a Mexican and an Arab in a bar and then saying, "In New Mexico, we have so many illegal aliens we don't have to drink with the same ones twice."

The e-mail was sent a week after Martinez won the GOP gubernatorial nomination in a campaign in which immigration was a hot-button issue.

Chief Deputy District Attorney Susan Riedel said Tuesday that forwarding the e-mail was inappropriate and the employee has been reprimanded.

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