Murder in the First Degree

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Law Enforcement Homicide perpetrated by means of poison, lying in wait, or other kind of wilful, deliberate, and premeditated act, or that which is committed while perpetrating a forcible felony—e.g., arson, rape, robbery, or burglary
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Detective Robert Edgerton, who is heading the investigation, said yesterday: "I am meeting with the State Attorney's Office with a confession and evidence to make a decision whether to charge her with first degree murder.
A lawyer said: "If she saw them, lost her temper and went to kill him within minutes she is unlikely to be charged or convicted of first degree murder.
The game puts players face-to-face with the defendant, a variety of witnesses, television newscasters, an unforgiving judge and an arch-rival attorney as they strive to reach a first degree murder verdict.