District attorney to submit annual report to Supreme Court on cases filed that included charge for murder or involuntary manslaughter.
1. The district attorney for each county shall prepare and submit a report to the Supreme Court not later than February 1 of each year concerning each case filed during the previous calendar year that included a charge for murder or voluntary manslaughter. The district attorney shall exclude from the report any charge for manslaughter that resulted from a death in an accident or collision involving a motor vehicle.
2. The report required pursuant to subsection 1 must include, without limitation:
(a) The age, gender and race of the defendant;
(b) The age, gender and race of any codefendant or other person charged or suspected of having participated in the homicide and in any alleged related offense;
(c) The age, gender and race of the victim of the homicide and any alleged related offense;
(d) The date of the homicide and of any alleged related offense;
(e) The date of filing of the information or indictment;
(f) The name of each court in which the case was prosecuted;
(g) Whether or not the prosecutor filed a notice of intent to seek the death penalty and, if so, when the prosecutor filed the notice;
(h) The final disposition of the case and whether or not the case was tried before a jury;
(i) The race, ethnicity and gender of each member of the jury, if the case was tried by a jury; and
(j) The identity of:
(1) Each prosecuting attorney who participated in the decision to file the initial charges against the defendant;
(2) Each prosecuting attorney who participated in the decision to offer or accept a plea, if applicable;
(3) Each prosecuting attorney who participated in the decision to seek the death penalty, if applicable; and
(4) Each person outside the office of the district attorney who was consulted in determining whether to seek the death penalty or to accept or reject a plea, if any.
3. If all the information required pursuant to subsection 1 cannot be provided because the case is still in progress, an additional report must be filed with the Supreme Court each time a subsequent report is filed until all the information, to the extent available, has been provided.
Last modified: February 25, 2006