46.3503 Murder in the 2nd degree.

Cite as [A.S.C.A. § 46.3503]

(a) A person commits the crime of murder in the 2nd degree if:

(1) he intentionally causes the death of another person;

(2) knowing that his conduct will cause death or serious physical injury, he causes the death of another person; or

(3) under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to human life, he recklessly engages in conduct which creates a grave risk of death and thereby causes the death of another person.

(b) Murder in the 2nd degree is a class A felony.

History: 1979, PL 16-43 § 2.

Case Notes:

Where a statute requires that a person act intentionally, knowingly, or purposefully, or "attempt" to commit a crime, proof of specific intent is required. A.S.C.A. §§ 46.3503 (a)(1), 46.3503 (a)(2), 46.3520 (a)(1), 46.3520 (a)(2). Tauasosi v. American Samoa Government, 7 A.S.R.2d 5 (1988).

No proof of specific intent is required by statute providing that a person commits a crime if "under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to human life, he recklessly engages in conduct which creates a grave risk of death. A.S.C.A. §§ 46.3503 (a)(3), 46.3520 (a)(3). Tauasosi v. American Samoa Government, 7 A.S.R.2d 5 (1988).