2005 Missouri Revised Statutes - § 576.070. — Treason.

576.070. 1. A person owing allegiance to the state commits treason if he purposely levies war against the state, or adheres to its enemies by giving them aid and comfort.

2. No person shall be convicted of treason unless one or more overt acts are alleged in the indictment or information.

3. In a trial on a charge of treason, no evidence shall be given of any overt act that is not specifically alleged in the indictment or information.

4. No person shall be convicted of treason except upon the direct evidence of two or more witnesses to the same overt act, or upon his confession under oath in open court.

5. Treason is a class A felony.

(L. 1977 S.B. 60)

Effective 1-1-79

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