New Mexico Capital Punishment Laws
|Code Section||31-14-4, et seq.; 28-6-1; 31-18-14(A); 31-20A-5; 20-12-42|
|Is Capital Punishment Allowed?||Yes|
|Effect of Defendant's Incapacity||Suspend sentence if insane or pregnant|
|Available for Crimes Other than Homicide?||Espionage|
|Definition of Capital Homicide||Peace officer engaged in duties; connection with kidnapping, criminal sexual contact of a minor or criminal sexual penetration; attempt to escape penal institution of New Mexico; victim was employee of corrections and criminal rehabilitation, while incarcerated; incarcerated at time of offense; for hire; witness to a crime to prevent testimony, reporting of crime or in retaliation|
|Method of Execution||Lethal injection|
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