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Year of Reenactment
(since 1972 suspension)
  1979
Year of First Execution
(since reenactment)
2001 (volunteer)
History

1880-1928: hanging

1929-1954: electrocution

1955-1978: lethal gas

1979-present: lethal injection

Current Method
Lethal injection
   





 
New Mexico has life without parole.  A jury decides the sentence.  The Governor has the exclusive authority to grant clemency. The Governor may not grant reprieves indefinitely.


Terry Clark, who waived all appeals, became New Mexico's first and only execution on November 6, 2001.  In 1986, Governor Toney Anaya commuted the death sentences of all those on death row.

 




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