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" State, our law regarding that there were cases that did not fall within this definition that might be murder in the first degree, passed an Act of Assembly, which reads in part as follows : "All murder which shall be perpetrated by means of poison, or... "
Philadelphia in 1824: Or, a Brief Account of the Various Institutions and ... - Page 137
1824 - 254 pages
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The Works of the Honourable James Wilson, L.L.D., Late One of the ..., Volume 3

James Wilson - 1804
...alone is punished with death, and is the only capital crime now known to the laws of Pennsylvania. Murder perpetrated by means of poison, or by lying...of wilful, deliberate, and premeditated killing, or committed in the. perpetration, or attempt to perpetrate, any arson, rape, robbery, or burglary, is...
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The New Virginia Justice, Comprising the Office and Authority of a Justice ...

William Waller Hening - 1810 - 688 pages
...penitentiary system of Virginia, the two degrees of murder are thus defined : " All murder which shall be perpetrated by means of poison, or by lying in wait, or by duress of imprisonment or confinement, or by starving, or by wilful, malicious, and excessive whipping,...
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The Picture of Philadelphia: Giving an Account of Its Origin, Increase and ...

James Mease - 1811 - 376 pages
...of death was abolished for all crimes except murder of the first degree ; by which is understood " all murder perpetrated by means of poison, or by lying in wait: * American Museum Vol.- 4. fUo. do. do. or by any ether kind of wilful, deliberate and premeditated...
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Virginia Cases; Or, Decisions of the General Court of Virginia ..., Volume 2

Virginia. General Court, William Brockenbrough - 1826 - 680 pages
...a Case of murder in the first or second degree ' Our Act declares, " that all murder which shall be perpetrated by means of poison, or by lying in wait, or by duress of imprisonment or confinement, or by starving, or by wilful, malicious, and excessive whipping,...
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The American Jurist and Law Magazine, Volume 4; Volume 22

1843
...crimes," contains provisions relating to murder and sundry other offences of an aggravated character. All murder perpetrated by means of poison, or by lying...of wilful, deliberate, and premeditated killing, or committed in perpetrating or attempting to perpetrate arson, rape, sodomy, robbery or burglary, shall...
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Hazard's Register of Pennsylvania, Volume 7

1831
...consequently excluding murder in Ihejirst degree. In Pennsylvania, no crime is punishable with death, but murder perpetrated by means of poison, or by lying in wait, or by some other kind of wilful, deliberate, and premeditated killing, or perpetrated in the commission of...
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The Register of Pennsylvania: Devoted to the Preservation of Facts ..., Volume 7

Samuel Hazard - 1831
...consequently excluding murder in the first degree. In Pennsylvania, no crime is punishable with death, but murder perpetrated by means of poison, or by lying in wait, or by some other kind of wilful, deliberate, Ľnd premeditated killing, or perpetrated in the commission...
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A System of Penal Law, for the State of Louisiana: Consisting of a Code of ...

Edward Livingston - 1833 - 745 pages
...attempted to amend it, by enacting that "all murder by persons lying in wait, or any other kind of deliberate and premeditated killing," or which shall be committed in the perpetration of certain enumerated crimes, "shall be deemed murder in the first degree, and all other kinds of murder...
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A System of Penal Law for the State of Louisiana: Consisting of a Code of ...

Edward Livingston - 1833 - 745 pages
...attempted to amend it, by enacting that "all murder by persons lying in wait, or any other kind of deliberate and premeditated killing," or which shall be committed in the perpetration of certain enumerated crimes, "shall be deemed murder in the first degree, and all other kinds of murder...
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A History of the Commonwealth of Kentucky

Mann Butler - 1834 - 396 pages
...defined to consist in "murder, which shall be perpetrated by means of poison, or by lying-in-wait, or by any other kind of wilful, deliberate and premeditated killing; or which shall be committed in the peipetration, or attempt to perpetrate any arson, rape, robbery, or burglary." Other kinds of homicide...
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