NM: Martinez will ask legislator to start letting state employees kill prisoners again

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August 17, 2016
Albuquerque Journal    
Posted in News, PND News

"In the wake the recent shooting death of a Hatch police officer, Gov. Susana Martinez will push during next year's legislative session to reinstate New Mexico's death penalty for child killers and those convicted of murdering law enforcement officers. Martinez, a former prosecutor, backed legislation to reimpose the death penalty immediately after taking office in 2011, but the proposal stalled that year in the Democratic-controlled Legislature and the issue has not been part of the governor’s agenda in recent years." [editor's note: I wonder if she's angling for AG in a Trump administration or just polishing her tough on crime credentials for a 2020 run if Trump loses? - TLK] (08/17/16)


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