South Dakota Aggravating Factors For Capital Punishment

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March 15, 2010, 12:08:32 AM Last Edit: August 03, 2011, 02:35:22 AM by Rick4404
1. The murder was especially heinous, atrocious, cruel or depraved (or involved torture)
2. The capital offense was committed during the commission of, attempt of, or escape from a specified felony (such as robbery, kidnapping, rape, sodomy, arson, oral copulation, train wrecking, carjacking, criminal gang activity, drug dealing, or aircraft piracy)
3. The defendant knowingly created a grave risk of death for one or more persons in addition to the victim of the offense
4. The murder was committed for pecuniary gain or pursuant to an agreement that the defendant would receive something of value
5. The defendant caused or directed another to commit murder, or the defendant procured the commission of the offense by payment, promise of payment, or anything of pecuniary value
6. The murder was committed to avoid or prevent arrest, to effect an escape, or to conceal the commission of a crime
7. The defendant has been convicted of, or committed, a prior murder, a felony involving violence, or other serious felony
8. The capital offense was committed by a person who is incarcerated, has escaped, is on probation, is in jail, or is under a sentence of imprisonment
9. Any murder is wantonly vile, horrible, and inhuman is the victim is less than 13 years of age
10. The victim was a government employee, including peace officers, police officers, federal agents, firefighters, judges, jurors, defense attorneys, and prosecutors, in the course of his or her duties
11. The person murders a peace officer or fireman who is acting in the lawful discharge of an official duty and who the person knows is a peace officers or fireman
12. The victim was a correctional officer

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