What is a Capital Felony?

In Florida, capital felonies are punishable by death or life in prison. Capital felonies in Florida are restricted to murder cases.

Capital Murder is the unlawful killing of a person
1. which is premeditated. That means you kill someone after consciously deciding to do it. The decision must be in your mind at the time of the killing.

2. when the murder was committed, you were involved in
a. Trafficking drugs
b. Arson
c. Sexual Battery
d. Robbery
e. Burglary
f. Kidnapping
g. Escape
h. Aggravated child abuse
i. Aggravated abuse of an elderly person
j. Airplane Piracy
k. Unlawful throwing, discharging, or placing of a bomb
l. Carjacking
m. Home invasion robbery
n. Aggravated Stalking
o. Resisting an Officer with violence
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