§ 303.16(b). Basic Sentencing Matrix for Offenders Under Age 18 Convicted of 1st or 2nd Degree Murder.



Sentencing Guideline Recommendations for Murder of 1st or 2nd Degree If Offender
is Under Age 18 at the Time of the Offense and the Conviction Occurred After June 24, 2012
OGS
Prior Record Score
0 1 2 3 4 5 RFEL REVOC Agg/Mit
Murder of 1st Degree
Offender Age 15 to ‹1815 420-Life456-Life 492-Life 552-Life 612-Life 672-Life 732-Life LWOP +/-60**
Offender Age ‹1515 300-Life 324-Life 348-Life 396-Life 444-Life 492-Life 540-Life LWOP +/-48**
Murder of 2nd Degree
Offender Age 15 to ‹1815 360-624 384-624 408-624 444-624 480-624 516-624 552-624 588-624 +/-36**
Offender Age ‹1515 240-588 252-588 264-588 288-588 312-588 336-588 360-588 384-588 +/-24**

 1. Murder of the 1st Degree also includes 1st Degree Murder of Unborn Child and 1st Degree Murder of Law Enforcement Officer

 2. Murder of the 2nd Degree also includes 2nd Degree Murder of Unborn Child and 2nd Degree Murder of Law Enforcement Officer

 3. LWOP = Life without Parole

 4. The Offense Gravity Score (OGS) of 15 is assigned only for Muder 1 and Murder 2 when committed by offenders under age 18.

 5. Commonwealth must provide reasonable notice to offender of its intention to seek a sentence of life imprisonment without parole for Murder of 1st Degree (18 Pa.C.S. §  1102.1(b)).

 6. A mitigated sentence cannot be less than the mandatory minimum sentence established in statute (18 Pa.C.S. §  1102.1)

Source

   The provisions of this §  303.16(b) adopted June 6, 2013, effective September 27, 2013, 43 Pa.B. 3655; amended June 27, 2014, effective September 26, 2014, 44 Pa.B. 4071; amended June 26, 2015, effective September 25, 2015, 45 Pa.B. 3457. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (373410).

Cross References

   This section cited in 204 Pa. Code §  303.9 (relating to guideline sentence recommendation: general).



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