What is capital murders in US?

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asked Oct 28, 2020 in Law Enforcement/Police by Brianhelton (490 points)
What is capital murders in US?

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answered Oct 29, 2020 by amma567 (740 points)
Capital Murder is defined as murder with an escalated version of the murder and commission of another crime such as kidnapping.

If you kidnap someone and kill them that would be Capital Murder or if you kidnapped someone's kids and killed their mother and father or one or the other then that would be Capital Murder.

Capital Murder is also when a person intentionally commits the murder in the course of committing or attempting to commit kidnapping, burglary, robbery, aggravated sexual assault, arson, obstruction or retaliation, or terroristic threat under Section 22.07.

Capital Murder makes someone eligible for the death penalty and there's no parole for a person who has been charged with and convicted of Capital Murder.

If you're charged and convicted of Capital Murder you will get either life in prison or the death penalty or both.

You could be sentenced to life in prison and also have the death penalty on top of it.

So either way you're not coming back home if you get arrested and convicted and sentenced for the Capital Murder.

Most states have a mandatory sentence of life in prison without parole for capital murder.

Capital Murder is a serious offense and prison time is guaranteed.

Most people convicted of capital murder in the USA get life without parole or death penalty which the execution can then be carried out within 5 to 15 years.

You're either gonna die of natural causes in prison or die of execution.

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