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Murder

Murder occurs when a person knowingly or intentionally kills another or kills another during the commission of certain violent crimes, including:

  • Robbery
  • Sexual Assault
  • Arson
  • Burglary
  • Kidnapping
  • Carjacking
  • Criminal Escape
  • Terrorism

Murder is the most serious homicide offense, carrying a mandatory minimum sentence of 30 years in prison. A mandatory life sentence without the possibility of parole may apply to murders committed under certain aggravating circumstances.

Kidnapping Under New Jersey Criminal Law

Next to murder, kidnapping is among the most serious crimes under New Jersey criminal law. Kidnapping occurs when a person removes or confines another to:

  • Hold as a hostage
  • Facilitate the commission of another crime
  • Terrorize
  • Interfere with government function
  • Permanently deprive a parent or legal guardian of custody over the victim

Kidnapping carries a sentence of 15 to 30 years in prison. If, however, the victim is under the age of 16 and suffers a sexual assault during the kidnapping or is delivered to another for pecuniary gain, it carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 25 years in prison.

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Manslaughter

Aggravated manslaughter is also a serious homicide crime. It occurs when a person causes the death of another under circumstances showing reckless indifference to human life or when a person causes the death of another while resisting arrest. Aggravated manslaughter carries a sentence of 10 to 30 years in prison.

Less serious is the crime of manslaughter. It occurs when a person recklessly causes the death of another. It can also occur when a person intentionally causes the death of another in the heat of passion following sufficient provocation. A classic example of sufficient provocation would be a person catching his or her spouse in the act of adultery. Manslaughter carries a sentence of 5 to 10 years in prison.

Vehicular Homicide

Vehicular homicide occurs when a person causes the death of another while recklessly operating a car or other vehicle. It carries a sentence of 5 to 10 years in prison. If, however, a person causes a death while driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol and within 1,000 feet of a school, that person may face a sentence of 10 to 20 years in prison.

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