BOULDER — Lisa Mirabal, the woman convicted of committing perjury while testifying in the high-profile murder case of Longmont resident Matthew Mirabal, wants permission to serve the remainder of her probation sentence out of state.
Mirabal, 27, hopes to return to the Chamisal, N.M., area — where she grew up — to be closer to her family, the Daily Times-Call has learned.
She lied during a pre-trial hearing about having an affair with her brother-in-law, Matthew Mirabal, who strangled and decapitated his wife, Natalie Mirabal, before dumping her body in Lefthand Canyon in 1999. Matthew Mirabal was convicted of murder in 2000 and sentenced to life in prison.
Enselma Vasquez, Natalie Mirabal’s mother, said last week that she would strongly oppose a judge allowing Lisa Mirabal to move to New Mexico, wher