CHAPTER TWO - OFFENSE CONDUCT


PART A - OFFENSES AGAINST THE PERSON

1.      HOMICIDE


§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).


Commentary

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).