10 U.S.C. § 918 - Art. 118. Murder

Cite as:10 U.S.C. § 918
Currency:Current through P.L. 116-65 (10/09/2019)
 
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Any person subject to this chapter who, without justification or excuse, unlawfully kills a human being, when he-

(1) has a premeditated design to kill;

(2) intends to kill or inflict great bodily harm;

(3) is engaged in an act which is inherently dangerous to another and evinces a wanton disregard of human life; or

(4) is engaged in the perpetration or attempted perpetration of burglary, rape, rape of a child, sexual assault, sexual assault of a child, aggravated sexual contact, sexual abuse of a child, robbery, or aggravated arson;

is guilty of murder, and shall suffer such punishment as a court-martial may direct, except that if found guilty under clause (1) or (4), he shall suffer death or imprisonment for life as a court-martial may direct.

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