Every person convicted of any assault with intent to kill or to commit first degree sexual abuse, second degree sexual abuse, or child sexual abuse, or to commit robbery, or mingling poison with food, drink, or medicine with intent to kill, or wilfully poisoning any well, spring, or cistern of water, shall be sentenced to imprisonment for not less than 2 years or more than 15 years. In addition to any other penalty provided under this section, a person may be fined an amount not more than the amount set forth in 22-3571.01.
A. Every person who intentionally and wrongfully shoots another with or discharges any kind of firearm, with intent to kill any person, including an unborn child as defined in Section 1-730 of Title 63 of the Oklahoma Statutes, shall upon conviction be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary not exceeding life.
B. Every person who uses any vehicle to facilitate the intentional discharge of any kind of firearm, crossbow or other weapon in conscious disregard for the safety of any other person or persons, including an unborn child as defined in Section 1-730 of Title 63 of the Oklahoma Statutes, shall upon conviction be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the custody of the Department of Corrections for a term not less than two (2) years nor exceeding life.
C. Any person who commits any assault and battery upon another, including an unborn child as defined in Section 1-730 of Title 63 of the Oklahoma Statutes, by means of any deadly weapon, or by such other means or force as is likely to produce death, or in any manner attempts to kill another, including an unborn child as defined in Section 1-730 of Title 63 of the Oklahoma Statutes, or in resisting the execution of any legal process, shall upon conviction be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary not exceeding life.
Assault with the intent to murder is prohibited by Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 265 Section 15. This law determines the penalty for the crime of assault with intent to murder or maim. A person who assaults another with intent to murder, disfigure, or maim (as described in Chapter 265 Section 14) will be sent to state prison for up to 10 years or pay as much as a $1000 fine and a jail sentence of 2 years or less.
The intent to kill the person assaulted requires the district attorney to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant intended to kill the person. An intent to scare someone or an intent to cause serious bodily harm will not satisfy this element. For instance, if the defendant fired a gun in the direction of the victim for the purpose of threatening him or scaring him only he cannot be convicted for this crime. The crime of assault with intent to murder is very difficult for the prosecution to prove in Massachusetts. Rarely are convictions for this crime won by the prosecutor. As a matter of fact, even though this crime is charged frequently in Massachusetts prosecutors routinely agree to reduce or dismiss this offense once the defense lawyer becomes engaged in the case.
There is however a lesser included offense known as assault with intent to kill. Assault with intent to kill requires an assault, the intent to kill, and the heat of passion brought about by sudden or unexpected combat or understandable provocation.
The crimes of assault with intent to murder and assault with intent to kill are considered violent crimes. We have over 20 years experience defending these crimes in courts throughout Massachusetts. If you have been charged with one of these crimes or if you need to speak with an experienced Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyer call our office at 617-263-6800 or contact us online to discuss your violent crime case.
For example, shooting a victim with a firearm can certainly be indicative of an intent to kill, but it isn't necessarily the end of the story. It is up to a jury to determine if the totality of the evidence supports the theory that the defendant had an intent to kill.
The use of special implements or ammunition, like hollow-point or \"cop killer\" Teflon-coated bullets, may convince a jury that the shot was indeed intended to kill, and not merely to injure the victim.
Often the intent to kill (or malice aforethought) element of murder can be satisfied by showing that the defendant showed extreme indifference to human life. These are also known as \"depraved heart\" murders.
Acting with extreme recklessness and knowing that act is dangerous to human life (i.e., firing through the floor of your third-story apartment) and ending a human life may satisfy this intent element, even if the person never intended to kill anyone. This has been argued in fatal DUI cases in which the driver was far too intoxicated to form any intent.
Of course, demonstrating that the defendant wrote, spoke, or otherwise communicated that he or she wanted to kill someone (and then killing the victim) is a fairly solid way of proving intent. However, these kinds of admissions can be thrown out if the arresting officers elicited a confession without reading the defendant his or her Miranda rights.
Assault with a Deadly Weapon with the Intent to Kill (AWDWIK) occurs when a person (1) commits an assault (2) on another (3) with a deadly weapon (4) with the intent to kill. While statue does not specifically define \"assault,\" common law creates a clear understanding of assault in North Carolina. According to State v. Roberts, 270 N.C. 655, 658 (1967), assault is any overt act or attempt or the unequivocal appearance of attempt, with force or violence, to immediately physically injury another person, with the show of force or menace of violence being sufficient to put a reasonable person in fear of immediate physical injury. In other words, assault is any action which shows force or violence and causes a reasonable person to fear for he/she will suffer immediate physical injury.
Assault with a deadly weapon with the intent to kill differs from other forms of assault (such as simple assault or assault on a female) in that assault with a deadly weapon with the intent to kill includes the use of a deadly weapon and the intent to kill. Whether a person had an intent to kill is proven by the circumstances of the assault including the type of weapon, manner of assault and resulting injury. Assault with a deadly weapon with the intent to kill is a class E felony under North Carolina General Statute 14-32(c). The maximum punishment is 88 months incarceration.
Isaiah Matthew Drywater, 23, was charged by criminal complaint with shooting with intent to kill in Indian Country and with being an unlawful user of controlled substances in possession of a firearm. He is scheduled to make an initial appearance today in federal court at 2 pm.
On March 27, 2021, just after 7 pm, Tulsa police officers responded to the shooting. Officers observed two individuals lying on the ground, including a female victim who had sustained four gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to a hospital for care. Drywater, whose clothing matched the description reported to authorities, was also lying on the ground with a Smith & Wesson 9 mm pistol a few feet away. Officers ran a records check on the firearm and discovered it was reported stolen in October 2020.
During an interview, officers explained to Drywater they were investigating a shooting and that he was a suspect. The defendant denied shooting anyone but said he thought his friend and her dog had been shot. He said the two had met through a mutual acquaintance. According to court documents, Drywater stated that he had used methamphetamine and PCP that day and that he had a Smith & Wesson 9 mm firearm and almost a full magazine that he carried in his waistband or backpack to conceal it. The defendant explained that he traded drugs and money for the gun. He also allegedly told officers that he remembered hanging out with an acquaintance and the victim and the next thing he remembered was being in a police car. Officers terminated the interview when the defendant asked for an attorney.
In Oklahoma, you can be charged with an attempt to kill if you commit a violent act or use deadly force against another person, even if the act does not result in death. Title 21, 651-652 of the Oklahoma statutes outlines several distinct charges related to intent to kill, including:
There are two different crimes in Massachusetts which make it a criminal offense to assault an individual with the intent or murder or maim, or to assault another with the intent to kill without malice. The difference between the two crimes is that assault with intent to murder or maim requires the prosecution to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant possessed a desire to inflict injury, harm or suffering, otherwise known as malice. Evidence of malice may be satisfied with three mental states: (1) an intent to cause death, (2) an intent to cause grievous bodily harm, or (3) an intentional act which, in the circumstances known to the defendant, a reasonable person would have known created a plain and strong likelihood of death. Assault with intent to kill is considered a lesser crime, in which the prosecution does not have the duty to establish the element of malice. If you have been charged with either of these violent crimes, ensure the best outlook for your future by contacting an experienced assault crimes lawyer at once.
Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 265, Section 15 governs the crime of assault with intent to murder or maim. The statute provides that any individual who assaults another while possessing the intent to commit murder, or to maim or disfigure another person in any way is subject to the following punishments:
During the trial for an assault with intent to murder or maim charge, if either party introduces evidence of a mitigating factor, a jury will not be able to convict a defendant of assault with intent to murder, but instead