Florida Statutes Title XLVI. Crimes § 782.065. Murder;  law enforcement officer, correctional officer, correctional probation officer

Notwithstanding ss. 775.082 , 775.0823 , 782.04 , 782.051 , and chapter 921, a defendant shall be sentenced to life imprisonment without eligibility for release upon findings by the trier of fact that, beyond a reasonable doubt:

(1) The defendant committed murder in the first degree in violation of s. 782.04(1) and a death sentence was not imposed;  murder in the second or third degree in violation of s. 782.04(2) , (3) , or (4) ;  attempted murder in the first or second degree in violation of s. 782.04(1)(a) 1. or (2);  or attempted felony murder in violation of s. 782.051 ;  and

(2) The victim of any offense described in subsection (1) was a law enforcement officer, part-time law enforcement officer, auxiliary law enforcement officer, correctional officer, part-time correctional officer, auxiliary correctional officer, correctional probation officer, part-time correctional probation officer, or auxiliary correctional probation officer, as those terms are defined in s. 943.10 , engaged in the lawful performance of a legal duty.


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