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Murder (Alabama Code 13A-6-2) is committed when a person engages in one of the following:

  • Intent to cause the death of another person, he or she causes the death of that person or of another person.
  •  He or she recklessly engages in conduct which creates a grave risk of death to a person other than himself or herself, and thereby causes the death of another person.
  • He or she commits or attempts to commit:
      • Arson in the first degree
      • Burglary in the first or second degree
      • Escape in the first degree
      • Kidnapping in the first degree
      • Rape in the first degree
      • Robbery in any degree
      • Sodomy in the first degree
      • Aggravated child abuse under Section 26-15-3.1
      • Any other felony clearly dangerous to human life 
  • He or she commits the crime of arson and a qualified governmental or volunteer firefighter or other public safety officer dies while performing his or her duty resulting from the arson.
  • Murder is a Class A felony

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