Louisiana 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, second-degree robbery, kidnapping, rape, sodomy, arson, oral copulation, train wrecking, carjacking, criminal gang activity, drug dealing, or aircraft piracy)
(3)The murder was committed while the defendant was engaged in "ritualistic acts"
(4) The murder was committed for pecuniary gain or pursuant to an agreement that the defendant would receive something of value
(5) 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
(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 was a drug dealer or has prior convictions involving the distribution of a controlled substance
(9) The victim was under the age of 12 years
(10)The victim was 65 years or older
(11)the victim was a fireman or peace officer engaged in his lawful duties
(12)The victim was a correctional officer
(13)The victim was a witness in a prosecution against the defendant, gave material assistance to the state in any investigation or prosecution of the defendant, or was an eyewitness to a crime alleged to have been committed by the defendant or possessed other material evidence against the defendant
(14)The defendant committed treason
(15)The defendant raped a child
(16)The defendant showed cruelty to juveniles or second-degree cruelty to juveniles
(17)The defendant was involved in acts of terrorism

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