CHAPTER 463

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 256

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE II OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE CORPUS DELICTI RULE.

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

Section 1. Amend §301, Title 11 of the Delaware Code by inserting a new subsection (c) to said section to read as follows:

"(c) In any prosecution for any compound crime, Inc hiding but not limited to first degree murder under §636(a)(2) or §636(a)(6) of this title or for second degree murder under 035(2) of this title, the corpus delicti of the underlying felony need not be proved independently of a defendant's extrajudicial statement."

Approved July 9, 1996