Arizona Murder in the Second Degree

What is Murder in the Second Degree?

Murder in the Second Degree is any one of the following:

Arizona Second Degree Murder

  • Intentionally causing the death of another person
  • Knowing that the person’s conduct will cause death or serious physical injury, the person causes the death of another person
  • Recklessly engaging in conduct that creates a grave risk of death and thereby causes the death of another person

What are the Penalties for Murder in the Second Degree?

Sentencing Range for Murder in the Second Degree (Years)

Special CircumstancesProbation EligibleMinimumPresumptiveMaximum
NoneNo101622
Victim Under Twelve Years of AgeNo132027 or Life
Prior Convictions for Second Degree Murder or Offense Involving Deadly Weapon or Dangerous Instrument or the Intentional or Knowing Infliction of Serious Physical InjuryNo152025
Prior Convictions for Two or More Serious, Violent, or Aggravated FeloniesNo-Life-

Please note that possible sentences in specific cases can be complicated to compute.

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