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first-degree murder

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishfirst-degree murderfirst-degree murderAmerican EnglishSC murder of the most serious type, in which someone deliberately kills someone elsemanslaughter first-degree
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first-degree murderShe was charged with first-degree murder.So the only issue before me is actual innocence of first-degree murder.The prosecutor announced that if she died, he would charge Leyland with first-degree murder.How her conviction for first-degree murder affects her exposure to lesser murder charges is a matter for debate.Broadus and Lee face 25 years to life in prison if convicted of first-degree murder and conspiracy charges.Instead of being convicted of first-degree murder, Mitchell got six years for voluntary manslaughter.If convicted of first-degree murder Mr Markovic would face at least 10 years in prison.
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