CHAPTER 357

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 510

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 42 OF TITLE ll OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE PROCEDURE FOR DETERMINING PUNISHMENT FOR FIRST DEGREE MURDER.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend Title II, Section 4209 (e) (1) (1) through (s) by removing those present subsections and inserting the following subsections (1) through (r) in their place:

"(1) The murder was outrageously or wantonly vile, horrible or inhuman in that it involved torture, depravity of mind, use of an explosive device or poison or the defendant used such means on the victim prior to murdering him.

(m) The defendant caused or directed another to commit murder or committed murder as an agent or employee of another person.

(n) The defendant was under a sentence of life imprisonment, whether for natural life or otherwise, at the time of the commission of the murder.

(o) The murder was committed for peneuniary gain.

(p) The victim was preganant.

(q) The victim was severely handicapped or severly disabled.

(r) The victim was 62 years of age or older."

Approved July 8, 1982.