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What Is Attempted Murder?

Attempted murder is the actual intent to commit homicide, or the lawful killing of a human being. The attempt involves taking a substantial step toward the killing of another. A person can be charged and convicted of the attempted killing of another human being even though the individual did not die.

What Are the Elements of Attempted Murder?

To obtain a conviction, a prosecutor must prove the person:

  1. Acted deliberately or with recklessness
  2. With an intent to actually commit homicide
  3. Then took a substantial step toward committing murder

Is Attempted Murder the Same as Attempt to Kill in Nevada?

No. Attempted murder refers to a person trying to kill another by any means available. The crime of attempt to kill in Nevada is more specific as it focuses only on poisoning someone.

What Is Attempt to Kill in Nevada?

Attempt to kill is when a person maliciously and willfully causes any:

  • Poison,
  • Destructive substance,
  • Liquid, or
  • Noxious substance

to be administered or administers to someone. The conduct is done with the intention to cause the individual’s death.

Is Attempt to Kill a Felony in Nevada ?

Like with any form of attempted murder in Nevada, attempt to kill is a felony. More specifically, it is a Category A felony.

What Is the Punishment for a Category A Felony?

There are two possible punishments for an attempt to kill conviction. The first is life with the possibility of parole after five years in prison. The second is 15 years in prison with eligibility of parole after five years served.

Do I Need a Lawyer for My Case?

Being accused of attempting to poison someone is a serious matter that could land you in prison for a very long time. It is important to talk to a Nevada criminal lawyer to learn about your defense options and how to get the charged dismissed or reduced.

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Last Modified: 10-12-2016 08:58 AM PDT

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