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N.M. Supreme Court

DEATH PENALTY, ATTORNEYS - The state sought the death penalty for inmates who killed a prison guard during a riot. The New Mexico Supreme Court held that a capital case requires significantly more skilled and experienced defense counsel than is required in a non-capital case, and the indigent defendant was deprived of effective assistance when defense counsel was inadequately paid. New Mexico v. Young

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