Recent Examples of premeditation from the Web
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.
This tweet appears to contain both malice and premeditation of a willful homicide.
The indictment also alleges Purinton committed the crimes after premeditation and planning, attempted to kill more than one person and created a grave risk of death to others at the scene.
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First Known Use of premeditation
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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