CHAPTER 413

RELATING TO CRIMES

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 1, TITLE 11, DELAWARE CODE OF 1953, ENTITLED "CRIMES" BY DEFINING HABITUAL CRIMINAL AND PROVIDING THE PENALTY THEREFOR.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. Chapter 1, Title 11, Delaware Code of 1953 is amended by adding the following new section:

§ 107. Habitual criminal; fourth offense; life sentence may be imposed

Any person who has been three times convicted of a felony under the laws of this State, and/or any other State, United States or any territory of the United States, and who shall thereafter be convicted of a subsequent felony of this State is hereby declared to be a habitual criminal, and the Court in which such fourth or subsequent conviction is had, in imposing sentence, may, in its discretion, impose a life sentence upon the person so convicted.

Approved July 15, 1953.