There are different levels or degrees of murder such as First degree murder where a person kills another after premeditated planning. Second degree murder is defined as all other murder other than first degree murder. If you do not plan and you do not deliberate about a killing but you still intend to kill someone, which is second degree murder. The sentencing ranges from life in jail with no parole for ten years to twenty five years until you are eligible for parole. If there are mitigating factors the jury can recommend the minimum.
A murder case that follows the guidelines of first degree murder is a case of twenty eight year old Brittany Norwood and her reason of killing her co worker. Police arrested Brittany Norwood for the murder of her co-worker, Lululemon Athletica employee Jayna Murray. When another employee arrived at the store last Saturday, March 12, she found Murray dead at the back of the store. Norwood was also on the floor, tied up. Norwood said she and Murray, 30, had been attacked by two masked men wearing gloves. She said the men had sexually attacked both women, tied up Norwood, 28, and killed Murray. But Montgomery County Police say forensic evidence and inconsistencies in Norwood's story led them to conclude that she was the attacker, not one of the victims.