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New Jersey

Code Section
§§2A: 4A-22; 2C:11-3; 2C:49-2


Effect of Incapacity
Exempt from execution if mentally ill/retarded

Minimum Age


Capital Homicide
Previous murder conviction; purposely knowingly created grave risk of death to another other than victim; outrageously or wantonly vile, horrible or inhuman; for pecuniary value; defendant paid for it; purpose was to escape detection, apprehension, trial, punishment or confinement for another offense committed by defendant or another; in connection with murder, robbery, sexual assault, arson, burglary, kidnapping, carjacking; victim was public servant, relating to official duties; was leader of narcotics trafficking network and committed or committed with leader’s direction in furtherance of conspiracy; homicidal act caused or risked widespread injury or damage; victim less than 14 years; murder committed during commission or attempt or flight from a terrorist act

Method of Execution
Lethal injection after sedation

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