Louisiana

Code Section
14:30, et seq.; 14:113; 15:567, et seq.

Allowed
Yes

Effect of Incapacity
If woman defendant is found to be pregnant, execution is stayed until 90-120 days from end of pregnancy; a person may not be executed while suffering from mental illness

Minimum Age
No minimum age

Non-homicidal
Treason

Capital Homicide
Murder committed during commission of aggravated rape, forcible rape; aggravated kidnapping; aggravated burglary; aggravated arson; drive-by shooting; aggravated escape; armed robbery or simple robbery or first degree robbery victim was fireman or police officer engaged in lawful duties; previous conviction of murder and other serious crimes; knowingly created a risk of death or great bodily harm to more than 1 person; for remuneration; especially heinous, atrocious or cruel; victim under age of 12 years or over 65 years; distribution, etc. of a controlled dangerous substance; victim was witness against defendant

Method of Execution
Lethal injection


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