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How is "Murder" Defined?

Murder is defined as an unlawful homicide done with malice aforethought. This means a defendant is guilty when there was no legal reason for them to kill another human being. In Texas, a first-degree murder conviction is punishable by 5 to 99 years in prison. But in Texas, a murder charge can also be upgraded to a capital murder charge.

What is Capital Murder?

Capital murder is when a murder was committed during the course of a felony. Texas has a list of felonies that elevate a first degree murder to capital murder.  

Why was I Charged with Capital Murder?

Texas has nine circumstances that will increase a first-degree murder charge to a capital murder charge: 

What is the Punishment for a Capital Murder Conviction?

A defendant convicted of capital murder can face life in prison without the possibility of parole or the death penalty. 

Do I Need to Hire a Lawyer in My Capital Murder Charge?

Yes. Hiring a criminal lawyer will help you understand the charge and specific defenses you can use.

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Last Modified: 08-24-2016 09:18 AM PDT

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