§ 11-23-1 Murder
§ 11-23-2 Penalties for murder
§ 11-23-2.1 Penalty for murder of a kidnapped person under the age of eighteen (18)
§ 11-23-2.2 Penalty for murder in the first degree
§ 11-23-3 Manslaughter
§ 11-23-4 Joinder of murder count with count for concealment of birth
§ 11-23-5
§ 11-23-6 Controlled substance transaction resulting in death of minor
§ 11-23-7 Controlled substance delivery resulting in death

Terms Used In Rhode Island General Laws > Chapter 11-23 - Homicide

  • Capital offense: A crime punishable by death.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • person: extends to and includes co-partnerships and bodies corporate and politic. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-6
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.