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Question: A friend spent 12 years in prison for gang related, armed Robbery charges when he was 16. He was released, had some marijuana possession charges and an assault charge over the years. Recently, he was arrested for 2nd degree murder. What type of sentence is he looking at considering his past?

Answer: Arizona Revised Statute 13-710 says sentencing for second degree murder is usually 16 years. Based on the facts and circumstances of the crime, sentencing can be reduced to ten years or increased to 29 years. If the offender has a past criminal record or the crime is against a child the sentence for 2nd degree murder can be longer than 29 years.

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  • A friend spent 12 years in prison for gang related, armed Robbery charges when he was 16. He was released, had some marijuana possession charges and an assault charge over the years. Recently, he was arrested for 2nd degree murder. What type of sentence is he looking at considering his past?

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