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The 2009 Florida Statutes

Title XLVI
CRIMES
Chapter 782
HOMICIDE
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Section 782.065, Florida Statutes 2009

782.065  Murder; law enforcement officer.--Notwithstanding ss. 775.082, 775.0823, 782.04, 782.051, and chapter 921, a defendant shall be sentenced to life imprisonment without eligibility for release upon findings by the trier of fact that, beyond a reasonable doubt:

(1)  The defendant committed murder in the first degree in violation of s. 782.04(1) and a death sentence was not imposed; murder in the second or third degree in violation of s. 782.04(2), (3), or (4); attempted murder in the first or second degree in violation of s. 782.04(1)(a)1. or (2); or attempted felony murder in violation of s. 782.051; and

(2)  The victim of any offense described in subsection (1) was a law enforcement officer, part-time law enforcement officer, or auxiliary law enforcement officer, as those terms are defined in s. 943.10, engaged in the lawful performance of a legal duty.

History.--s. 1, ch. 2008-74.


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