executions since 1976 have been for murder or conspiracy to commit
although other crimes are eligible for the DP depending on what state
you are in.
states require additional aggravating circumstances to
make a murder eligible for the DP. An aggravating circumstance could
be a prior felony conviction, kidnapping the murder victim, raping
the murder victim or premeditating the crime, depending on what state
you are in.
punishable by death:
(fighting against your own country)
and Military courts, AR, CA, CO, GA, LA
GA, ID, KY, SC
causing a Train Wreck
under oath) which led to an execution
Crimes against a victim younger than 14 by a repeat offender
Crimes against a victim younger than 11 by a repeat offender
of a victim younger than 13
during an act of Terrorism
Federal Government has many, many crimes punishable by death, including:
treason (fighting against your own country), espionage (spying),
large scale drug trafficking, attempted murder of a witness in a Continuing
Criminal Enterprise (relates to the Mob, mostly), murder while transporting
explosives, murder while committing a civil rights offense, murder
while robbing a bank, murder while taking hostages, killing a cop,
killing a federal judge, killing a prison guard, murder using weapons
of mass destruction, and many others.
law has many crimes punishable by death, but most only apply during
a time of war. No
one has been executed by the military courts since 1961. Desertion
from the army is still on the books as being punishable by death.
1994, tough new anti-crime laws raised the number of crimes punishable
by death from 2 to over 60.