Arizona Capital Punishment Laws
|Is Capital Punishment Allowed?||Yes, for 1st degree murder with mitigating factors|
|Effect of Defendant's Incapacity||Considered mitigating circumstance|
|Available for Crimes Other than Homicide?||None|
|Definition of Capital Homicide||Previous capital convictions or homicides; previous conviction of a "serious offense"; previous felonies with use or threat of violence; knowingly created grave risk of death to persons in addition to victim; procured commission of offense by payment; especially heinous, cruel or depraved manner; adult person and victim under 15 or over 70; victim on duty peace officer and defendant knew or should have known; in custody of state dept. of corrections, law enforcement agency or jail at time of homicide|
|Method of Execution||Lethal injection. If defendant is convicted for crime committed prior to November 23, 1992, s/he shall choose between lethal gas or lethal injection.|
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