Yesterday, two people were arrested on charges of committing the Nevada crime of murder during an altercation outside of a Las Vegas convenient store. The reported murder weapon was a pole. The two suspects are in custody at the Clark County Detention Center. The victim died at the hospital.
The Nevada crime of murder is divided into two degrees: First degree murder is premeditated killing done with malice aforethought or a homicide done in commission of a felony. Second degree murder is extremely reckless killing done without premeditation. A common example is playing Russian Roulette.
First degree murder carries a possible death penalty if the court finds at least one aggravating factor, and the aggravating factors outweigh the mitigating factors. Otherwise first degree murder carries fifty years in prison up to a life sentence. Second degree murder carries 25 years in prison or a life sentence. Up to twenty years may be added to the sentence if the defendant used a deadly weapon to carry out the murder.
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