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State Court Sentencing of Convicted Felons 2004 - Statistical Tables
Felony Case Processing in State Courts

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Table 4.5. Distribution of types of sentences imposed on felons convicted of murder or nonnegligent manslaughter, by type of conviction, 2004

    Type of sentence for murder   
or nonnegligent manslaughter
Type of conviction
Total Life Death Other*

  Total 100 % 20   1   79  
Trial 100 % 43   3   54  
  Jury 100 % 48   4   48  
  Bench 100 % 17   0   83  
Guilty plea 100 % 10   1   89  

*Includes a probation or an incarceration sentence expressed in days, months, or years.

Source: National Judicial Reporting Program
     See also Methodology



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