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Madeline Gainer. Degrees of Murder. http://www.mass.gov/eopss/images/msp/crimelab/fsg-crime-scene-response-unit-01.jpg. Facts of First Degree Murder. Only crime that can be punished by the death penalty Two kinds: Premeditated, deliberate, intent to kill murder Felony Murders.

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Degrees of murder

Madeline Gainer

Degrees of Murder

http://www.mass.gov/eopss/images/msp/crimelab/fsg-crime-scene-response-unit-01.jpg


Facts of first degree murder

Facts of First Degree Murder

  • Only crime that can be punished by the death penalty

  • Two kinds:

    • Premeditated, deliberate, intent to kill murder

    • Felony Murders

http://www.tennesseecriminallawyerblog.com/704729_revolver.jpg


Death penalty guidelines

  • Mandatory Death Sentences are banned

  • Unguided discretionary death penalty decisions are banned

  • Mitigated Factors are required

  • Additional aggravating factors are allowed

Death Penalty Guidelines

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Facts of second degree murder

Facts of Second-Degree Murder

Definition: A catchall offence including killings that are neither manslaughter nor first-degree murder.

Unintentional murders

Include implied malice

Used to separate murders that deserved the death penalty from those that didn’t


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