Illinois Aggravating Factors For Capital Punishment

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(1)Committed the offense while on probation or parole
(2) The murder was committed for pecuniary gain or pursuant to an agreement that the defendant would receive something of value
(3) 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
(4) The defendant has been convicted of, or committed, a prior murder, a felony involving violence, or other serious felony
(5) 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
(6)The defendant was a drug dealer or has prior convictions involving the distribution of a controlled substance
(7)The murdered individual was under 12 years of age and the death resulted from exceptionally brutal or heinous behavior indicative of wanton cruelty
(8) 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
(9)The victim was a correctional officer.
(10)The murder was committed against a witness in a criminal or civil proceeding to prevent the witness from appearing
(11)The murder was committed as a result of the intentional discharge of a firearm by the defendant from a motor vehicle and the victim was not present within the motor vehicle
(12)The defendant committed treason
(13) The defendant knowingly or purposely and without lawful authority restrained another person by either secreting or holding in a place of isolation or by using or threatening to use physical force
(14)The murdered individual was known by the defendant to be a teacher or other person employed in any school and the teacher or other employee was on the grounds of the school, or building, or adjacent surroundings
(15)The murder was committed by the defendant in connection with or as a result of the offense of terrorism
(16)The murdered individual was subject to an order of protection and the murder was committed by a person against whom the same order of protection was issued under the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986
(17)The murder was committed by reason of any person's activity as a community-policing volunteer or to prevent any person from engaging in activity as a community policing volunteer

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