CHAPTER 142

RELATING TO OFFENSES AGAINST PRIVATE PROPERTY

AN ACT TO FURTHER AMEND CHAPTER 150 OF THE REVISED CODE OF DELAWARE, 1935, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO OFFENSES AGAINST PRIVATE PROPERTY BY CHANGING THE PENALTY WITH RESPECT TO THE CRIME OF BURGLARY.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

Section 1. That Chapter 150 of the Revised Code of Delaware, 1935, as amended, be and the same is hereby further amended by striking out and repealing all of 5187. Section 7. thereof and inserting and enacting in lieu thereof the following:

"5187. Sec. 7. Burglary; Penalty:--Whoever shall, in the night time, break and enter into the dwelling-house of another person with intent to commit murder or rape, whether such intent be executed or not, shall be deemed guilty of burglary and felony, and shall be fined not less than Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), and shall be imprisoned for not less than three (3) years or more than twenty-five (25) years, and shall be whipped with not less than ten (10) lashes nor more than forty (40) lashes."