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Aggravated Kidnapping

Penal Code

P.C. 20.04 - Aggravated Kidnapping

(a) A person commits an offense if he intentionally or knowingly abducts another person with the intent to:

(1) hold him for ransom or reward;


(2) use him as a shield or hostage;


(3) facilitate the commission of a felony or the flight after the attempt or commission of a felony;


(4) inflict bodily injury on him or violate or abuse him sexually;

(5) terrorize him or a third person; or


(6) interfere with the performance of any governmental or political function.


(b) A person commits an offense if
the person intentionally or knowingly abducts another person and uses or exhibits a deadly weapon during the commission of the offense.

(c) Except as provided by Subsection (d), an offense under this section is a
felony of the first degree.

(d) At the punishment stage of a trial, the defendant may raise the issue as to whether he voluntarily released the victim in a safe place. If the defendant proves the issue in the affirmative by a preponderance of the evidence, the offense is a
felony of the second degree.

 
 
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