Arizona has 6 classes of felonies and Class 1 is the most severe. Here are the two crimes considers as Arizona Class One Felonies:
- First Degree Murder – A willful and premeditated killing, meaning that it was committed after planning or “lying in wait” for the victim.
- Penalties – Life imprisonment or death sentence.
- Second Degree Murder – A murder that is intentional but not premeditated, nor committed in a “heat of passion” Death that results from the offender’s indifference to human life is also second degree murder.
- Penalties –16 years to life in prison.
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