Jury to consider death penalty

PNT Staff

ALBUQUERQUE — An Albuquerque jury will consider the death penalty for Stanley Bedford.

One week after finding Bedford, 43, guilty in the deaths of Odis and Doris Newman of Portales, the jury found murder in the course of kidnapping to be an aggravating circumstance for both the Newmans, allowing the state to proceed in seeking the death penalty.

If he is given the death penalty, Bedford would be the third person on New Mexico’s death row.