10 May 2013

Should Ariel Castro be charged with murder?

Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 2903.01 (West) provides that:
(A) No person shall purposely, and with prior calculation and design, cause the death of another or the unlawful termination of another's pregnancy
(B) No person shall purposely cause the death of another or the unlawful termination of another's pregnancy while committing or attempting to commit, or while fleeing immediately after committing or attempting to commit, kidnapping, rape, aggravated arson, arson, aggravated robbery, robbery, aggravated burglary, burglary, trespass in a habitation when a person is present or likely to be present, terrorism, or escape.
Here are the relevant definitions, from Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 2903.09 (West):
As used in sections 2903.01 to 2903.08, 2903.11 to 2903.14, 2903.21, and 2903.22 of the Revised Code: 
(A) “Unlawful termination of another's pregnancy” means causing the death of an unborn member of the species homo sapiens, who is or was carried in the womb of another, as a result of injuries inflicted during the period that begins with fertilization and that continues unless and until live birth occurs.
(B) “Another's unborn” or “such other person's unborn” means a member of the species homo sapiens, who is or was carried in the womb of another, during a period that begins with fertilization and that continues unless and until live birth occurs.
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