DEATH PENALTY PROCEEDINGS -
VERDICT FORM FOR AGGRAVATING CIRCUMSTANCES
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE ________ JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF
THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA SITTING IN AND FOR _________ COUNTY
THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA,
We, the jury, empaneled and sworn in the above entitled cause, do upon our oaths unanimously find the following statutory aggravating circumstances or circumstances as shown by the circumstance or circumstances checked:
___ The defendant, prior to the murder, was convicted of a felony involving the use or threat of violence to the person;
___ During the commission of the murder, the defendant knowingly created a great risk of death to more than one person;
___ The person committed the murder for remuneration or the promise of remuneration or employed another to commit the murder for remuneration or the promise of remuneration;
___ The murder was especially heinous, atrocious, or cruel;
___ The murder was committed for the purpose of avoiding or preventing a lawful arrest or prosecution;
___ The murder was committed by a person while serving a sentence of imprisonment on conviction of a felony;
___ The victim of the murder was a peace officer or guard of an institution under the control of the Department of Corrections, and such person was killed in performance of official duty;
___ At the present time there exists a probability that the defendant will commit criminal acts of violence that would constitute a continuing threat to society.
Notes on Use
The jury should receive the following four separate verdict forms on separate pages for death penalty proceedings: OUJI-CR 4-84, 4-85, 4-86, and 4-87.