Murder is generally defined as homicide committed with malice. Homicide is the killing of a human being. A death becomes murder when a person intends to kill. In North Carolina, murder is divided into two degrees and have separate punishments.
A person can be accused of murder in the first degree if the murder was:
First degree murder is a Class A felony in North Carolina. The punishment for this crime is life in prison or death.
Parole is the possibility of getting out of prison before a person’s sentence is complete. For adults, parole is not a possibility with the life in prison sentence for murder in the first degree. The state reserves the right to provide the possibility of parole for a life sentence if the person convicted of first degree murder is a minor.
Yes. If you or someone you know is accused of murder, contact a North Carolina criminal attorney immediately. An attorney will explain your legal rights and fight to get you acquitted of murder in the first degree.
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