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1986. Sexual Abuse Resulting In Death

Section 2245 provides that a person who, during the course of an offense under this chapter, engages in conduct resulting in the death of a person will be subject to a penalty of death or a maximum sentence of life. In any case in which the death penalty may be applicable, it is necessary for the United States Attorney to follow the procedures set forth in USAM 9-10.000, whether or not the United States Attorney intends to seek the death penalty.

[cited in USAM 9-75.200]