Chapter 9.94A RCW
(1) The sentencing court or the court's successor shall consider recommendations from the indeterminate sentence review board for resentencing defendants convicted of murder if the indeterminate sentence review board advises the court of the following:
(a) The defendant was convicted for a murder committed prior to the effective date of RCW 9.94A.390(1)(h);
(b) RCW 9.94A.390(1)(h), if effective when the defendant committed the crime, would have provided a basis for the defendant to seek a mitigated sentence; and
(c) Upon review of the sentence, the indeterminate sentence review board believes that the sentencing court, when originally sentencing the defendant for the murder, did not consider evidence that the victim subjected the defendant or the defendant's children to a continuing pattern of sexual or physical abuse and the murder was in response to that abuse.
(2) The court may resentence the defendant in light of RCW 9.94A.390(1)(h) and impose an exceptional mitigating sentence pursuant to that provision. Prior to resentencing, the court shall consider any other recommendation and evidence concerning the issue of whether the defendant committed the crime in response to abuse.
(3) The court shall render its decision regarding reducing the inmate's sentence no later than six months after receipt of the indeterminate sentence review board's recommendation to reduce the sentence imposed.
[1993 c 144 § 5. Recodified in 2001 as RCW 9.94A.890.]
Effective date -- 1993 c 144: See note following RCW 9.95.045.
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