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New Mexico Capital Punishment Laws

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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 IncapacitySuspend sentence if insane or pregnant
Minimum Age18
Available for Crimes Other than Homicide?Espionage
Definition of Capital HomicidePeace 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 ExecutionLethal injection

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