By Morgan Lee
The Associated Press
SANTA FE — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez announced Wednesday plans to attempt to reinstate the death penalty in response to recent events including the killing of a police officer.
New Mexico repealed the death penalty in 2009 before Martinez took office by replacing provisions for lethal injection with a sentence of life in prison without parole.
Martinez indicated she will back legislation for capital punishment during the upcoming state legislative session in January.