Kentucky

Code Section
431.220; 431.240; 532.025; 640.040; 509.040

Allowed
Yes

Effect of Incapacity
Execution suspended if person is insane or pregnant with child until restored to sanity or delivered of child

Minimum Age
16

Non-homicidal
Kidnapping if victim not released alive or dies later or caused by kidnapping

Capital Homicide
Prior capital offense conviction; substantial history of serious assaultive criminal convictions while committing arson, robbery, burglary, rape, sodomy; knowingly created great risk of death to more than 1 person in a public place; for remuneration; intentional and resulted in multiple deaths; intentional and victim state or local official or police officer in performance of duties; victim had protective order against defendant

Method of Execution
Lethal injection; if received death penalty prior to March 31, 1998, choice between electrocution or lethal injection, lethal injection is default method


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