2012 Kentucky Revised Statutes
CHAPTER 507 CRIMINAL HOMICIDE
507.020 Murder.


KY Rev Stat § 507.020 (2012) What's This?

Download as PDF 507.020 Murder. (1) (2) A person is guilty of murder when: (a) With intent to cause the death of another person, he causes the death of such person or of a third person; except that in any prosecution a person shall not be guilty under this subsection if he acted under the influence of extreme emotional disturbance for which there was a reasonable explanation or excuse, the reasonableness of which is to be determined from the viewpoint of a person in the defendant's situation under the circumstances as the defendant believed them to be. However, nothing contained in this section shall constitute a defense to a prosecution for or preclude a conviction of manslaughter in the first degree or any other crime; or (b) Including, but not limited to, the operation of a motor vehicle under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to human life, he wantonly engages in conduct which creates a grave risk of death to another person and thereby causes the death of another person. Murder is a capital offense. Effective: July 13, 1984 History: Amended 1984 Ky. Acts ch. 165, sec. 26, effective July 13, 1984. -- Amended 1976 (1st Extra. Sess.) Ky. Acts ch. 15, sec. 1, effective December 22, 1976. -Amended 1976 Ky. Acts ch. 183, sec. 1. -- Created 1974 Ky. Acts ch. 406, sec. 61, effective January 1, 1975.

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