Virginia Aggravating Factors For Capital Punishment

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Virginia Aggravating Factors For Capital Punishment

(1)The murder was especially heinous, atrocious, cruel or depraved (or involved torture)

(2) The defendant is a future danger

(3)The willful, deliberate, and premeditated killing of any person in the commission of abduction when the abduction was committed with the intent to extort money or a pecuniary benefit or with the intent to defile the victim of such abduction

(4) The willful, deliberate, and premeditated killing of any person in the commission of, or subsequent to, rape or attempted rape, forcible sodomy or attempted forcible sodomy or object sexual penetration

(5)The willful, deliberate, and premeditated killing of any person in the commission of robbery or attempted robbery

(6)The willful, deliberate, and premeditated killing of any person by another pursuant to the direction or order of one who is engaged in a continuing criminal enterprise

(7)The willful, deliberate, and premeditated killing of any person by another in the commission of or attempted commission of an act of terrorism

(8)Murder victim was under the age of 14 and the defendant was 21 years of age of older

(9)The willful, deliberate, and premeditated killing of a law enforcement officer or any law enforcement officer of another state or the US having the power to arrest for a felony under the laws when such killing is for the purpose of interfering with the performances of his official duties

(10)The willful, deliberate, and premeditated killing of a pregnant woman by one who knows that the woman is pregnant and has the intent to cause the involuntary termination of the woman's pregnancy without a live birth

http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/aggravating-factors-capital-punishment-state

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