Our friend was murdered, the suspect is being charged with murder, kidnapping and tampering with evidence. They are considering this a death penalty case. I was reading about what qualifies as a death penalty case. I didn't notice kidnapping being an aggravating circumstance just arson, rape, sodomy, arson, robbery, burglary, more than one murder, history of prior capital offense, history of assaultive convictions and a couple other things that don't apply. I know there was not a robbery or arson and no prior serious convictions. If there was a rape would it have been charged ? I'm just wanting to brace myself incase this comes out in court. Or would kidnapping be considered an aggravating circumstance? Hoping not to hear she was raped or sodomized. Thank you for any info.
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