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If a jury finds, beyond a reasonable doubt, that one or more aggravating circumstances exist, as enumerated in Section 31-20A-5 NMSA 1978, the defendant shall be sentenced to life imprisonment without possibility of release or parole. If the jury does not make the finding that one or more aggravating circumstances exist, the defendant shall be sentenced to life imprisonment.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - New Mexico Statutes Chapter 31. Criminal Procedure § 31-20A-2. Capital felony; determination of sentence - last updated May 06, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/nm/chapter-31-criminal-procedure/nm-st-sect-31-20a-2/
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