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New Mexico Death Penalty

Death Penalty Repeal in the Land of Enchantment

Diann Rust-Tierney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diann Rust-Tierney

New Mexico's lawmakers concluded that they'd had enough of a system that does not deter murders, is unfairly and unequally applied, risks wrongful convictions, and diverts resources.

New Mexico Bans Death Penalty

AP | DEBORAH BAKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SANTA FE, N.M. — Gov. Bill Richardson signed legislation Wednesday repealing New Mexico's death penalty, making it the second state to ban execu...