Indiana Aggravating Factors For Capital Punishment

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(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 murder was committed from a motor vehicle or near a motor vehicle that transported the defendant
(4)The murder was committed by intentionally discharging a firearm into an inhabited dwelling
(5) The defendant killed the victim while lying in wait
(6) The murder was committed by means of a bomb, destructive device, explosive, or similar device
(7) 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
(8)The victim of the murder was less than 12 years of age
(9)The victim was a pregnant woman, and the murder resulted in the intentional killing of a fetus that has attained viability

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