Sentencing

LWOP Survey

Posted by emily on September 01, 2009
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The Death Penalty Information Center has conducted a survey of the availability of life without parole sentences in capital cases.  This survey may be helpful in instructing a jury on a defendant’s possible sentences.

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Motion to Determine Sentence

Posted by emily on July 06, 2009
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Counsel moved to have the trial court determine whether it would sentence the defendant to natural life or life without the possibility of parole for 25 years prior to the  sentencing phase, in the event the jury chose not to sentence the defendant to death. The purpose of this request is to use the sentencing determination in mitigation and inform the jury of the sentence the defendant would serve if he were not sentenced to death.

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