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§ 99-19-161. Notice to victim prior to sentencing.
 

The prosecuting attorney shall notify the victim or the victim representative in writing of the date, time and place of any sentencing hearing. If a sentencing hearing is not ordered by the trial judge, the prosecuting attorney shall notify the victim or the victim representative of his right to prepare a written victim impact statement to be considered by the trial judge prior to sentencing. A copy of any relevant rules and regulations pertaining to the victim impact statement and the hearing shall accompany the notice. The notice and the copy of any relevant rules and regulations shall be sent to the last known address of the victim or the victim representative at least five (5) days prior to the sentencing hearing. 
 

Sources: Laws,  1987, ch. 433, § 6, eff from and after July 1, 1987.