Summerwill faces two counts of second-degree murder
, which is punishable by four to 20 years in prison upon conviction, but also is eligible for probation.
When Martin was originally convicted on second-degree murder
, he was sentenced to 16 years in prison.
Pospisil faces charges of second-degree murder
and abuse of a dead human body.
Grace Elizabeth Ward's attorney entered the plea to the second-degree murder
on her behalf as Ward sat in a wheelchair Friday in Shasta County Superior Court.
While South Dakota law statutorily defines second-degree murder
as a lesser offense of first-degree murder, there is nothing in that section nor any other section that requires the State to inform a defendant that it will request a lesser offense instruction.
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Safar 08, 1438, November 08, 2016, SPA -- A man who plowed into a group of bicyclists with his pickup truck, killing five, in southwestern Michigan was ordered to trial Monday on second-degree murder
charges after police said he "seemed completely out of it" because of drug use, according to AP.
Chapman, now 61, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder
and is serving a sentence of 20 years to life in Wende Correctional Facility in western New York.
But in Brown, a sharply divided (4-3) Florida Supreme Court recognized an offense of attempted second-degree murder
with no intent-to-kill element, which occurs when one "commit[s] an act which would have resulted in the death of another except that someone prevented [one] from killing ...
LOS ANGELES (CyHAN)- A female doctor in the Greater Los Angeles area was convicted of second-degree murder
Friday for the drug-overdose deaths of her three patients.
Douglas Hales is appealing his second-degree murder
conviction in the violent death of Darlene Bosse.
(10) Specifically, the statute (hereinafter referred to as the "Pennsylvania Approach"), which was adopted by nearly all of the other states following its enactment in Pennsylvania, divides criminal homicides into "(1) first-degree murder, (2) second-degree murder
, (3) voluntary manslaughter, and (4) lesser manslaughters." (11) The critical distinction is the one between first-and second-degree murder