2006 Ohio Revised Code - 2903.02. Murder.

§ 2903.02. Murder.

(A)  No person shall purposely cause the death of another or the unlawful termination of another's pregnancy. 

(B)  No person shall cause the death of another as a proximate result of the offender's committing or attempting to commit an offense of violence that is a felony of the first or second degree and that is not a violation of section 2903.03 or 2903.04 of the Revised Code. 

(C)  Division (B) of this section does not apply to an offense that becomes a felony of the first or second degree only if the offender previously has been convicted of that offense or another specified offense. 

(D)  Whoever violates this section is guilty of murder, and shall be punished as provided in section 2929.02 of the Revised Code. 

HISTORY: 134 v H 511 (Eff 1-1-74); 146 v S 239 (Eff 9-6-96); 147 v H 5. Eff 6-30-98.

Not analogous to former RC § 2903.02 (RS § 6998; S&S 377; 59 v 65; 83 v 202; GC §§ 12962, 12963; Bureau of Code Revision, 10-1-53; 131 v 671), repealed 134 v H 511, § 2, eff 1-1-74.


19xx Committee Report or Comment.

1974 Committee Comment to H 511

This section defines murder simply as the purposeful killing of another, and the offense can thus be a lesser included offense to both forms of aggravated murder. 

Murder is punishable by an indefinite term of imprisonment of not less than 15 years to life. In addition, the offender may be fined not more than $15,000. The penalty is specified in section 2929.02. 

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