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18-1.3-1103. Mentally retarded defendant or defendant with an intellectual and developmental disability - death penalty not imposed.

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A sentence of death shall not be imposed upon any defendant who is determined to be a mentally retarded defendant or a defendant with an intellectual and developmental disability pursuant to section 18-1.3-1102. If any person who is determined to be a mentally retarded defendant or a defendant with an intellectual and developmental disability is found guilty of a class 1 felony, such defendant shall be sentenced to life imprisonment.

History

History.
Source: L. 2002: Entire article added with relocations, p. 1444, 2, effective October 1. L. 2018: Entire section amended,(SB 18-096), ch. 44, p. 470, 4, effective August 8.

Annotations

Editors note: This section is similar to former 16-9-403 as it existed prior to 2002.

Cross references:

For the legislative declaration in SB 18-096, see section 1 of chapter 44, Session Laws of Colorado 2018.