SECOND REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 1331
88TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVE SCHILLING.
Read 1st time January 25, 1996 and 1000 copies ordered printed.
DOUGLAS W. BURNETT, Chief Clerk
To repeal section 565.020, RSMo 1994, relating to murder, and
to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri,
Section A. Section 565.020, RSMo 1994, is repealed and one new
section enacted in lieu thereof, to be known as section 565.020,
to read as follows:
565.020. 1. A person commits the crime of murder in the first
degree if [he] such person knowingly causes
the death of another person after deliberation upon the matter.
2. Murder in the first degree is a class A felony, and the punishment
shall be either death or imprisonment for life without eligibility
for probation or parole, or release except by act of the governor;
except that, if a person has not reached [his] such
person's sixteenth birthday at the time of the commission
of the crime or is mentally retarded as defined in section
630.005, RSMo, the punishment shall be imprisonment for life
without eligibility for probation or parole, or release except
by act of the governor.