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Premeditate

To think of an act beforehand; to contrive and design; to plot or lay plans for the execution of a purpose.

Premeditation refers to the decision to plan to commit a crime, generally murder. A premeditated murder is thought out beforehand, but no specific length of time is needed for premeditation.

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Premeditated murder carries an automatic life sentence.
He argued mitigating circumstances, saying it was an altercation and not premeditated murder.
Raising sheep is the only source of income for Khaled Abu Illia, victim of the premeditated terror attack.
Prosecutors had initially accused him of premeditated murder.
In March, the Dubai Court of First Instance had sentenced Matthew, a former Gulf News staff, to 10 years in jail, modifying his initial charge of premeditated murder into beating that led to death of his wife.
Istanbul chief prosecutor Irfan Fidan said after talks with Mojeb on Monday and Tuesday that Khashoggi was suffocated in a premeditated killing as soon as he entered the consulate, and his body was then dismembered and disposed of.
The public prosecution received information from the Turkish side through the Saudi-Turkish joint task force indicating that the suspects involved have premeditated the murder.
The man maintained that he was not guilty of premeditated murder during the trial, but confessed to killing his aunt during police interrogations.
, with premeditated murder in the form of participation.
AN appeals court has spared a convicted killer life in prison as it reduced premeditated murder charges to manslaughter.
The news comes as a grand jury in Broward County on Wednesday indicted Cruz on 34 counts of premeditated murder and attempted murder.
KARACHI -- In a new turn in the Intezar-murder case, eyewitness Madiha Kayani has claimed that the 19-year-old's killing was premeditated. Intezar Ahmed was killed after the police's Anti Car Lifting Cell (ACLC) officials opened fire on his vehicle on Khayaban-e-Ittehad, DHA on the night of January 13.