first-degree murder

Definition of "first-degree murder"
  1. A deliberate and planned action leading to the intentional taking of another person's life, often involving premeditation
How to use "first-degree murder" in a sentence
  1. He was convicted of first-degree murder due to the premeditated nature of his crime.
  2. The prosecution alleged it was first-degree murder as the accused used poison.
  3. Based on the evidence, the police charged him with first-degree murder.

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