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  • When and How is the Death Penalty used in Nevada? Nevada has one of the highest per capita death row populations, according to the Nevada Coalition against the Death Penalty. This is true even though the law restricts capital punishment to only certain murder cases where an “aggravating factor” is present. A few of these aggravating circumstances are: Defendant is currently incarcerated Previous murder conviction Murder was committed during a robbery, kidnapping, home invasion or first-degree arson, and the perpetrator intended to kill or use lethal force The homicide was committed to facilitate an escape or prevent an arrest Murder for hire Victim was a peace officer or under the age of 14 Torture was involved Homicide was deemed a

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