CHAPTER TWO - OFFENSE CONDUCT


PART A - OFFENSES AGAINST THE PERSON

1.      HOMICIDE


§2A1.2.     Second Degree Murder

(a)       Base Offense Level:  38


Commentary

Statutory Provisions:  18 U.S.C. §§ 1111, 1841(a)(2)(C), 2199, 2282A, 2291, 2332b(a)(1), 2340A.  For additional statutory provision(s), see Appendix A (Statutory Index).

Application Note:

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 (Extreme Conduct).

Historical Note:  Effective November 1, 1987.  Amended effective November 1, 2002 (see Appendix C, amendment 637); November 1, 2004 (see Appendix C, amendment 663); November 1, 2006 (see Appendix C, amendment 685); November 1, 2007 (see Appendix C, amendments 699 and 700).