2011 FEDERAL SENTENCING GUIDELINES MANUAL
CHAPTER TWO - OFFENSE CONDUCT
PART A - OFFENSES AGAINST THE PERSONES
§2A1.5. Conspiracy or Solicitation to Commit Murder
(a) Base Offense Level: 33
(b) Specific Offense Characteristic
(1) If the offense involved the offer or the receipt of anything of pecuniary value for undertaking the murder, increase by 4 levels.
(c) Cross References
(1) If the offense resulted in the death of a victim, apply §2A1.1 (First Degree Murder).
(2) If the offense resulted in an attempted murder or assault with intent to commit murder, apply §2A2.1 (Assault with Intent to Commit Murder; Attempted Murder).
Statutory Provisions: 18 U.S.C. §§ 351(d), 371, 373, 1117, 1751(d).
Historical Note: Effective November 1, 1990 (see Appendix C, amendment 311). Amended effective November 1, 2004 (see Appendix C, amendment 663).