I know someone who got a charge for attempted second degree murder. This was a small town in Louisiana and he stabbed a man in the back 15 times. The murder weapon were brass knuckles with a knife protruding out of it during a child custody swap. Theirs even security cameras that captured him in the act. The jury found him guilty within an hour. I was just wondering how many years would this guy be sentenced?
If convicted, he could face 50 years. He MUST not talk with anyone without the presence of counsel. He must not give a statement without the presence of counsel.
If he cannot afford a lawyer, the courts will appoint one.
2nd Degree murder carries a life sentence. If it is attempted, that cuts the time in half or 50 years in this case.
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