Louisiana Revised Statute 14:30.1

 

A. Second degree murder is the killing of a human being:

 

(1) When the offender has a specific intent to kill or to inflict great bodily harm; or

 

(2) When the offender is engaged in the perpetration or attempted perpetration of aggravated rape, forcible rape, aggravated arson, aggravated burglary, aggravated kidnapping, second degree kidnapping, aggravated escape, assault by drive-by shooting, armed robbery, first degree robbery, second degree robbery, simple robbery, cruelty to juveniles, second degree cruelty to juveniles, or terrorism, even though he has no intent to kill or to inflict great bodily harm.

 

(3) When the offender unlawfully distributes or dispenses a controlled dangerous substance listed in Schedules I through V of the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Law,1 or any combination thereof, which is the direct cause of the death of the recipient who ingested or consumed the controlled dangerous substance.

 

(4) When the offender unlawfully distributes or dispenses a controlled dangerous substance listed in Schedules I through V of the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Law, or any combination thereof, to another who subsequently distributes or dispenses such controlled dangerous substance which is the direct cause of the death of the person who ingested or consumed the controlled dangerous substance.

 

B. Whoever commits the crime of second degree murder shall be punished by life imprisonment at hard labor without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence.

 

Credits

 

Added by Acts 1973, No. 111, § 1. Amended by Acts 1975, No. 380, § 1; Acts 1976, No. 657, § 2; Acts 1977, No. 121, § 1; Acts 1978, No. 796, § 1; Acts 1979, No. 74, § 1, eff. June 29, 1979; Acts 1987, No. 465, § 1; Acts 1987, No. 653, § 1; Acts 1993, No. 496, § 1; Acts 1997, No. 563, § 1; Acts 1997, No. 899, § 1; Acts 2006, No. 53, § 1; Acts 2008, No. 451, § 2, eff. June 25, 2008; Acts 2009, No. 155, § 1.

 

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