2020 Rhode Island General Laws
Title 11 - Criminal Offenses
Chapter 11-23 Homicide
Section 11-23-2.1 Penalty for murder of a kidnapped person under the age of eighteen (18).

Universal Citation: RI Gen L § 11-23-2.1 (2020)

§ 11-23-2.1. Penalty for murder of a kidnapped person under the age of eighteen (18).

If any person under the age of eighteen (18) who is kidnapped in violation of § 11-26-1 by a person other than his or her natural or adopted parent dies as a direct result of the kidnapping, then the person convicted of the offense shall be guilty of murder in the first degree and shall be punished by imprisonment for life, and the court may, pursuant to chapter 19.2 of title 12, order that that person not be eligible for parole.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1984, ch. 362, § 1.)

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