Wyoming Aggravating Factors For Capital Punishment

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(1)The murder was especially heinous, atrocious, cruel or depraved (or involved torture)
(2) The defendant knowingly created a grave risk of death for one or more persons in addition to the victim of the offense
(3) The murder was committed for pecuniary gain or pursuant to an agreement that the defendant would receive something of value
(4) The murder was committed to avoid or prevent arrest, to effect an escape, or to conceal the commission of a crime
(5) The defendant is a future danger
(6) The defendant has been convicted of, or committed, a prior murder, a felony involving violence, or other serious felony
(7) 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
(8)The defendant knew or reasonably should have known the victim was less than 17 years of age
(9)The defendant knew or reasonably should have known the victim was older than 65 years of age
(10)The defendant knew or reasonably should have known the victim was especially vulnerable due to significant mental or physical disability
(11)The defendant killed another human being purposely and with premeditated malice and while engaged in, or as an accomplice in the commission of, or an attempt to commit, or flight after committing or attempting to commit, any robbery, sexual assault, arson, burglary. Kidnapping or abuse of a child under the age of sixteen

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