Recent Examples of premeditation from the Web
Prosecutors said her suspicious behavior before and after the killing was evidence of premeditation.
These could include evidence of extreme brutality or premeditation.
Molines was later arrested on suspicion of committing one count of murder without premeditation.
Bernet argues that the whole concept of premeditation might come under greater scrutiny as science uncovers more about what drives behavior.
The jury quickly discarded the first- and second-degree murder charges, which require premeditation, the juror said.
Miss Drury asserts that the whipping did not proceed from impulse but was a matter of careful premeditation.
Prosecutors argued for the upgraded charges, which require them to show premeditation, by showing video of Fields backing up his car before accelerating into the crowd at Fourth and Water Streets in downtown Charlottesville.
Unlike second-degree murder, first-degree murder requires the element of premeditation.
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legal Definition of premeditation
- designed so that it requires premeditation to tamper with it
- murder in the first degree is the killing of a human being committed…intentionally and with premeditation
- —Kansas Statutes Annotated
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