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TN legislature strengthens punishment for certain violent offenders

The Tennessee General Assembly approved legislation last week that eliminates the possibility for parole for first-degree murderers in rape cases.

House Bill 2269 requires that a person be sentenced to death or life in prison without parole if they are convicted of first-degree murder while committing or attempting to commit aggravated rape, rape, rape of a child and aggravated rape of a child.

The legislation now heads to Gov. Bill Lee’s desk for his signature. More information about House Bill 2269 can be found here.

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