Unlike Aggravated murder, standard murder in Ohio is the purposeful killing of another. Additionally, as a proximate result, any first or second-degree felony that is not listed in 2903.03 or 2903.04, that results in the killing of another is considered murder in this statute as well. For this crime, think of a witness to a crime getting killed by the offender after the fact. The murder of the witness was not necessarily planned or aggravated, however it was purposeful.
A conviction of this statute is punishable by 15 years to life in prison.
If you have been charged with any homicide, do not hesitate to contact your local criminal defense attorneys at The Meranda Law Firm, LTD, where we will work in the most amicable way to resolve your case.