2005 Federal Sentencing Guidelines
Chapter 2 - PART A - OFFENSES AGAINST THE
§2A1.2. Second Degree Murder
(a) Base Offense Level: 38
Statutory Provisions: 18
U.S.C. §§ 1111, 2332b(a)(1), 2340A. For additional statutory
provision(s), see Appendix
A (Statutory Index).
1. Upward Departure Provision.—If
the defendant’s conduct was exceptionally heinous, cruel, brutal, or
degrading to the victim, an upward departure may be warranted. See §5K2.8
Historical Note: Effective
November 1, 1987. Amended effective November 1, 2002 (see Appendix
C, amendment 637); November 1, 2004 (see Appendix
C, amendment 663).