2010 Tennessee Code
Title 39 - Criminal Offenses
Chapter 11 - General Provisions
Part 1 - Construction
39-11-117 - Classification of first degree murder.

39-11-117. Classification of first degree murder.

(a)  (1)  For the purposes of classification of other offenses, first degree murder is one (1) class above Class A.

     (2)  Attempted first degree murder and conspiracy to commit first degree murder are Class A felonies.

     (3)  Solicitation to commit first degree murder is a Class B felony.

(b)  For the sole and exclusive purpose of determining the classification of prior offenses under sentencing guidelines, first degree murder is considered a Class A offense.

[Acts 1989, ch. 591, § 1.]  

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