Missouri Aggravating Factors For Capital Punishment

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(1)The murder was especially heinous, atrocious, cruel or depraved (or involved torture)
(2)The murder was committed incident to a high jacking
(3) The defendant knowingly created a grave risk of death for one or more persons in addition to the victim of the offense
(4) The defendant committed or attempted to commit more than one murder at the same time
(5) The murder was committed for pecuniary gain or pursuant to an agreement that the defendant would receive something of value
(6) 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
(7) The murder was committed to avoid or prevent arrest, to effect an escape, or to conceal the commission of a crime
(8) The capital offense was committed to interfere with the lawful exercise of any government function or the enforcement of the laws
(9)The defendant committed murder as part of a gang activity or to obtain or maintain membership or to advance his or her position in an organization or group
(10) The defendant has been convicted of, or committed, a prior murder, a felony involving violence, or other serious felony
(11) 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
(12) 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
(13)The victim was an inmate of a correction facility
(14) The victim was an elected or appointed official or former official of the federal government, or local or state government, and murder in the first degree intentionally prevented the victim's official duties
(15)The murder was committed against a witness or potential witness in a criminal or civil processing to prevent the witness from appearing
(16)The defendant committed treason
(17)The defendant placed a bomb near a bus terminal
(18)The defendant engaged in drug trafficking
(19) 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

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