Murder in the First Degree

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Drug slang A regionally popular term for heroin and cocaine

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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There are three main degrees - murder in the first degree, murder in the second, or murder in the third degree, which is really manslaughter.
The 53-year-old man, who was under the influence of a controlled substance, was arrested on August 6 and charged with Aggravated Murder in the First Degree.