2005 Missouri Revised Statutes - § 565.020. — First degree murder, penalty--person under sixteen years of age not to receive death penalty.

565.020. 1. A person commits the crime of murder in the first degree if he knowingly causes the death of another person after deliberation upon the matter.

2. Murder in the first degree is a class A felony, and the punishment shall be either death or imprisonment for life without eligibility for probation or parole, or release except by act of the governor; except that, if a person has not reached his sixteenth birthday at the time of the commission of the crime, the punishment shall be imprisonment for life without eligibility for probation or parole, or release except by act of the governor.

(L. 1983 S.B. 276, A.L. 1984 S.B. 448 A, A.L. 1990 H.B. 974)

CROSS REFERENCE: Execution, location, duties of the warden, RSMo 546.730

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