Illinois Capital Punishment Laws
|Code Section||720 ILCS 5/9-1, et seq; 720 ILCS 5/10-2; 720 ILCS 5/30-1; 725 ILCS 5/119-5; 730 ILCS 5/5-5-3|
|Is Capital Punishment Allowed?||Yes|
|Effect of Defendant's Incapacity||Mitigating factor|
|Available for Crimes Other than Homicide?||Treason|
|Definition of Capital Homicide||First degree murder committed upon a peace officer or fireman in the performance of his duties; an employee of the Department of Corrections in the performance of his duties; an inmate in a correctional facility or otherwise was present in the facility with the approval of the prison administration; murder involves more than one victim; committed during hijacking of airplane, train, ship, bus, or other public conveyance; committed for financial gain; committed during robbery, stalking, burglary, arson, kidnapping, drug conspiracy, sexual assault; victim was under 12; murder of witness in order to prevent victim from testifying against defendant; while defendant was incarcerated and was committing any other offense punishable under IL law as a felony; victim was an emergency medical technician; murder involving torture; committed by using firearm in motor vehicle with victim outside of vehicle; victim over 60; victim disabled; victim was teacher murdered at school; victim under order of protection from defendant; in connection with or as a result of the offense of terrorism|
|Method of Execution||Lethal injection or, if lethal injection held illegal or unconstitutional, electrocution|
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