But when no mitigating or aggravating circumstance
, or when only mitigating circumstance is present, the lesser penalty of reclusion perpetua shall be imposed.
"Whether Arizona's capital sentencing scheme, which includes so many aggravating circumstances
that virtually every defendant convicted of first-degree murder is eligible for death, violates the Eighth Amendment," the statement read.
Missouri's statute requires the jury to find that the state has proven at least one statutory aggravating circumstance
that merits the death penalty, then to weigh any mitigating evidence against the aggravating factors.
will apply to cases linked to criminal organisations or for offences conducted in the exercise of certain professional activities.
As such, De Lima proposed under Section 1, Article 14 of the RPC that "the crime committed against the person or property of lawyers and justice sector officials, in fulfillment of their duty or in their lawful exercise of a right or office" should be considered as aggravating circumstances
Belgica wanted an investigation on the alleged discrepancy of P2.6 billion from the DAP spending, and pursue cases of malversation of public funds with aggravating circumstances
against Aquino, former DBM secretary Florencio Abad and former DBM undersecretary Mario Relampagos.
If aggravated circumstances are combined with extenuating excuses or circumstances in one offence, the court shall apply first the aggravating circumstances
then the extenuating excuses and then the extenuating circumstances.
KENYAN marathon runner Rita Jeptoo has been banned for four years for a doping offence with "aggravating circumstances
", the Court of Arbitration for Sport has announced.
[begin strikethrough]is presented in order that you might determine, first, whether sufficient aggravating circumstances
exist that would justify the imposition of the death penalty and, second, whether there are mitigating circumstances sufficient to outweigh the aggravating circumstances
, if any.
The statement added: "Aggravating circumstances
justify the imposition of a period of ineligibility greater than the standard sanction of 2 years, and the period of ineligibility should be increased to the maximum period of 4 years."
The millionaire businessman was extradited from the UK to face trial charged with conspiracy to commit kidnapping, robbery with aggravating circumstances
, murder, kidnapping, and defeating the ends of justice.
While pronouncing the verdict, Sessions judge Vrushali Joshi said: "Considering the mitigating and aggravating circumstances
, I am of the opinion that the case does not fall under the rarest of the rare category" and ordered that he be imprisoned for the rest of his life.