What is Second Degree Murder in Arizona, A.R.S. 13-1104?
Second degree murder in Arizona is a violation of A.R.S. 13-1104, and is a result of death without premeditation. This can be accomplished by engaging in conduct that the person knows will result in death in the following circumstances:
- Intentionally causes death of another person including an unborn child.
- Engaging in conduct knowing those actions will cause death or serious physical injury and does cause the death of another person or unborn child.
- Acting with extreme indifference to human life recklessly engages in conduct that creates a grave risk of death and thereby causes the death of another person including an unborn child.
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Penalties to Second Degree Murder in Arizona, A.R.S. 13-1104:
Second degree murder in Arizona a violation of A.R.S. 13-1104 is a class 1 felony. If the victim is under fifteen years old or is an unborn child, this may be considered a dangerous crime against children. Second-degree murder is punishable by 10 years to 29 years.
Defenses to an Offense of Second Degree Murder in Arizona, A.R. S. 13-1104:
Should someone be charged with the offense of second degree murder, a violation of A.R.S. 13-1104, in Arizona there may be the possibility of several defenses available depending on the circumstances. A few of those defenses may be:1. Alibi2. Self-defense3. Mere presence4. Insufficiency of state's evidence5. Mistaken identity6. Use of deadly force7. Defense of a third person8. Defense of premises
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