third-degree murder

Offense of Third-Degree Murder is Complete at Time of Assault, not Victim’s Death

A defendant convicted of murder must be sentenced under the statute in effect at the time of the assault rather than the death of the victim, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court held in Com. v. Rose

By | 2016-01-12T10:02:42+00:00 December 18th, 2015|Categories: Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, General|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Offense of Third-Degree Murder is Complete at Time of Assault, not Victim’s Death

Murder of Unborn Child is not “Murder” for Purposes of Third-Degree Murder Sentence Enhancer

A statute mandating a life sentence for a defendant previously convicted of “murder” is not triggered by the defendant’s murder of an unborn child, the Pennsylvania Superior Court held in Com. v. Haynes.

By | 2017-05-19T22:51:26+00:00 October 27th, 2015|Categories: Criminal Law|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Murder of Unborn Child is not “Murder” for Purposes of Third-Degree Murder Sentence Enhancer