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  • adj. Limited to redness of skin, such as sunburns, which is less damaging than second-degree, third-degree and fourth-degree burns.

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Examples

  • The results of the test were potentially crucial because severe intoxication can be used to negate the intent required for first-degree murder; it also is a possible basis for the defense of voluntary intoxication, which would lead to a conviction for second-degree, not first-degree murder, and thus not a possible death sentence.

    The Conservative Assault on the Constitution

  • Pittman was convicted of three counts of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole.

    The Conservative Assault on the Constitution

  • With the knowledge of his blood alcohol level, he likely would have realized that he committed second-degree and not first-degree murder.

    The Conservative Assault on the Constitution

  • First, the level of intoxication was favorable to Wilkinson because it could have been used to demonstrate the defense of voluntary intoxication, or to help convince him not to plead guilty, or to plead guilty to secondrather than first-degree murder.

    The Conservative Assault on the Constitution

  • On August 22, 1994, without giving prior notice to his attorneys and against their advice, Wilkinson pled guilty to two counts of first-degree burglary, three counts of first-degree murder, attempted first-degree rape, four counts of first-degree sexual offense, and two counts of felonious larceny.

    The Conservative Assault on the Constitution

  • This incident escalated into a charge of $15,000 and first-degree larceny -- a felony that could carry up to 20 years in jail.

    Mary Ann West: 'Stealing Education' Case Round II: Petition to Drop Case, Mom Still Homeless

  • Portillo was convicted of 15 charges, including first-degree felony murder and second-degree murder after he and two friends brutalized and then beat and stabbed psychiatrist Michael Spevak, 68, and his wife Virginia, 67, during a burglary of their home in the 5300 block of Belt Road NW in Chevy Chase.

    Man gets 137 years in NW killing

  • Steven Molin of Darby, Pa., had been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Emily Molin in August on a rural Worcester County, Md., road.

    Man convicted in mother's death

  • The students received “possibly first-degree burns” to areas on their hands, necks and faces as a result of exposure to the hot steam, spokesperson Laura Rinehart said.

    Lab accident at Leesburg middle school

  • Portillo was convicted of 15 charges, including first-degree felony murder and second-degree murder after he and two friends brutalized and then beat and stabbed psychiatrist Michael Spevak, 68, and his wife, Virginia, 67, a retired teacher, during a burglary of their home in the 5300 block of Belt Road NW in Chevy Chase.

    Convicted killer sentenced in 2008 murder of Chevy Chase couple

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