Arkansas Aggravating Factors For Capital Punishment

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Arkansas Aggravating Factors For Capital Punishment

(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 by means of a bomb, destructive device, explosive, or similar device
(4) The murder was committed for pecuniary gain or pursuant to an agreement that the defendant would receive something of value
(5) The murder was committed to avoid or prevent arrest, to effect an escape, or to conceal the commission of a crime
(6) The defendant has been convicted of, or committed, a prior murder, a felony involving violence, or other serious felony
(7)The defendant purposely discharged a firearm from a vehicle while showing extreme indifference to human life
(8)The defendant committed treason
(9)The capital murder was committed against a person whom the defendant knew or reasonably should have known was especially vulnerable to the attack because the person was 12 years of age or younger

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

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