Former First Judicial District Attorney’s Office Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Padgett left that gig for another last week.
Padgett, a real good local prosecutor who handled a good number of the higher profile cases in Santa Fe, is now a part of Governor Susana Martinez’s general counsel.
Padgett had been lead prosecutor on the Jennifer Stephenson trial, which begins Monday before State District Judge Michael Vigil. Stephenson faces 18 years in prison for a first-degree child abuse resulting in great bodily harm charge after police say her 2-year-old son’s legs nearly had to be amputated after appearing to have been tied up.
More on this trial in The New Mexican in the coming week. For now, here are a couple of the past articles in that case: