22-49-6. Definition of terms--Torture.

Terms used in § 22-49-5 mean:

(1)    "Cruel," brutal, inhuman, sadistic, or that which torments;

(2)    "Serious mental injury," a condition that results in a substantial alteration of mental functioning that is manifested in a visibly demonstrable manner caused by or resulting from:

(a)    The intentional infliction or threatened infliction of serious bodily injury;

(b)    The administration or application, or threatened administration or application, of mind-altering substances or other procedures calculated to disrupt the senses or the personality; or

(c)    The threat of imminent death.

Source: SL 2021, ch 101, § 2.