What is attempted second degree murder in Florida?

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The crime of Attempted Second Degree Murder is a Second Degree Felony that is punishable up to 15 years in prison and $10,000 fine.

The offense of Attempted Second Degree occurs when a person:

  1. The person intentionally committed an act which would have resulted in the death of victim expect that someone prevent person from killing victim or he/she failed to do so. 
  2. The act was imminently dangerous to another and demonstrating a depraved mind without regard for human life. 

An “act” includes a series of related actions arising from and performed pursuant to a single design or purpose.

An act is “imminently dangerous to another and demonstrating a depraved mind” if it is an act or series of acts that:

  1. a person of ordinary judgment would know is reasonably certain to kill or do serious bodily injury to another, and
  2. is done from ill will, hatred, spite, or an evil intent, and
  3. is of such a nature that the act itself indicates an indifference to human life.

Some of the defenses Attempted Second Degree Murder are:

  • Person abandoned or prevent the previous dangerous act from killing victim.
  • Person did not intentionally commit the act.
  • The act was not imminently dangerous to another.

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