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Murder Suspects May Not Face the Death Penalty in New Mexico

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

NEW MEXICO - Criminals who commit murder in New Mexico might soon dodge the death sentence.

State lawmakers voted to repeal the death penalty on Friday.

Now all it needs is the Governor's signature.

Bill Richardson who opposed the repeal in the past is now considering signing it into law.

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