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defendant
used in Change of Heart by Picoult

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Definition
a person or institution legally accused or sued in court
  • This defendant was small and delicately proportioned—the kind of guy who grew up being the punch line to high school jokes.
  • I began to read from the jumbled notes I'd taken during the judge's instructions: Defendant has already been convicted of murder once before.
  • Defendant has been convicted of two or more different offenses for which he's served imprisonment for more than a year—a three-strikes rale.
  • Defendant has been convicted of two or more offenses involving distribution of drugs.
  • In the middle of the capital murder, the defendant risked the death of someone in addition to the victims.
  • The defendant committed the offense after planning and premeditation.
  • The defendant committed the offense in a particularly heinous, cruel, or depraved manner that involved torture or physical abuse to the victim.
  • Defendant's capacity to appreciate what he was doing was wrong, or illegal, was impaired.
  • Defendant was under unusual and substantial duress.
  • Defendant is punishable as an accomplice in the offense which was committed by another.
  • Defendant was young, although not under the age of 18.
  • Defendant did not have a significant prior criminal record.
  • Defendant committed the offense under severe mental or emotional disturbance.
  • Another defendant equally culpable will not be punished by death.
  • Other factors in the defendant's background mitigate against the death sentence.
  • When the penalty of death is imposed, the sentence shall be that the defendant is imprisoned in the state prison at Concord until the day appointed for his execution, which shall not be within one year from the day sentence is passed.
  • And suddenly you start to feel a little ashamed of being in the defendant's camp.
  • As evidenced by the letter from the defendant's spiritual advisor, Father Michael Wright, execution by lethal injection will not only prevent the defendant from his intention of donating his heart to Claire Nealon—it also interferes with his practice of religion—a blatant violation of his First Amendment rights.
  • As evidenced by the letter from the defendant's spiritual advisor, Father Michael Wright, execution by lethal injection will not only prevent the defendant from his intention of donating his heart to Claire Nealon—it also interferes with his practice of religion—a blatant violation of his First Amendment rights.
  • A sentence of death carried out by hanging, however, would not only he allowed by the criminal code, but also would allow the defendant to practice his religion up to the moment of his execution.

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