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Penal Code - PEN

PART 1. OF CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS [25 - 680]

  ( Part 1 enacted 1872. )

TITLE 8. OF CRIMES AGAINST THE PERSON [187 - 248]

  ( Title 8 enacted 1872. )

CHAPTER 2. Mayhem [203 - 206.1]
  ( Chapter 2 enacted 1872. )

203.
  

Every person who unlawfully and maliciously deprives a human being of a member of his body, or disables, disfigures, or renders it useless, or cuts or disables the tongue, or puts out an eye, or slits the nose, ear, or lip, is guilty of mayhem.

(Amended by Stats. 1989, Ch. 1360, Sec. 106.)

204.
  

Mayhem is punishable by imprisonment in the state prison for two, four, or eight years.

(Amended by Stats. 1986, Ch. 1424, Sec. 1.)

205.
  

A person is guilty of aggravated mayhem when he or she unlawfully, under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the physical or psychological well-being of another person, intentionally causes permanent disability or disfigurement of another human being or deprives a human being of a limb, organ, or member of his or her body. For purposes of this section, it is not necessary to prove an intent to kill. Aggravated mayhem is a felony punishable by imprisonment in the state prison for life with the possibility of parole.

(Added by Stats. 1987, Ch. 785, Sec. 1.)

206.
  

Every person who, with the intent to cause cruel or extreme pain and suffering for the purpose of revenge, extortion, persuasion, or for any sadistic purpose, inflicts great bodily injury as defined in Section 12022.7 upon the person of another, is guilty of torture.

The crime of torture does not require any proof that the victim suffered pain.

(Added June 5, 1990, by initiative Proposition 115, Sec. 13.)

206.1.
  

Torture is punishable by imprisonment in the state prison for a term of life.

(Added June 5, 1990, by initiative Proposition 115, Sec. 14.)

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