Section 13A-10-152

Crime of terrorism.

(a) A person is guilty of a crime of terrorism when, with intent to intimidate or coerce a civilian population, influence the policy of a unit of government by intimidation or coercion, or affect the conduct of a unit of government by murder, assassination, or kidnapping, he or she commits a specified offense.

(b)(1) When a person is convicted pursuant to this section, and the specified offense is a Class B or Class C felony, the crime of terrorism shall be deemed to be one class higher than the specified offense the defendant committed, or one class higher than the offense level applicable to the defendant's conviction for an attempt or conspiracy to commit the specified offense, whichever is applicable.

(2) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, when a person is convicted of a crime of terrorism pursuant to this article, and the specified offense is a Class A felony other than murder, the sentence upon conviction of the offense shall be life imprisonment without parole.

(3) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, when a person is convicted of a crime of terrorism pursuant to this article, and the specified offense is murder, the sentence upon conviction of the offense shall be death pursuant to Section 13A-5-39.

(c) An indictment for the crime of terrorism shall charge the defendant with a specified offense and shall state that the defendant acted with intent to intimidate or coerce a civilian population, influence the policy of a unit of government by intimidation or coercion, or affect the conduct of a unit of government by murder, assassination, or kidnapping.

(Act 2002-431, p. 1126, § 3.)