SEQ CHAPTER \h \r 1CR24-566 07/16/03

 

AGGRAVATED MURDER () WAS HIRED FOR MURDER) - 13 V.S.A. 2311(a)(6)

 

[Explanation: The statute, 2311, lists 8 categories of aggravating factors. When the defendant is charged with aggravated murder, the aggravation element is added to the underlying charge of murder under 2301. The following is a statement of the element to be added, plus a short explanation, for use when ) is charged with committing a murder for hire under 2311(a)(6).]

 

 

(__) (Def)_______________ had been hired for the purpose of murdering (victim)_______________ .

 

The _____ essential element is that (Def)_______________ had been hired for the purpose of murdering (victim)_______________. For (Def)_______________ to be hired means that another person had paid or agreed to pay [him] [her] compensation in return for killing (victim)_______________. The compensation may be anything of value.

Here the State alleges that (other person)_______________ had paid or agreed to pay (Def)_______________ (compensation)_______________ in return for killing (victim)_______________.