Murder, other than capital murder, by poison, lying in wait, imprisonment, starving, or by any willful, deliberate, and premeditated killing, or in the commission of, or attempt to commit, arson, rape, forcible sodomy, inanimate or animate object sexual penetration, robbery, burglary or abduction, except as provided in § 18.2-31, is murder of the first degree, punishable as a Class 2 felony.What this kid did probably meets the standard of felony homicide, a/k/a second degree murder, and defined in § 18.2-33. Felony homicide defined; punishment.
The killing of one accidentally, contrary to the intention of the parties, while in the prosecution of some felonious act other than those specified in §§ 18.2-31 and 18.2-32, is murder of the second degree and is punishable by confinement in a state correctional facility for not less than five years nor more than forty years.Since the kid's 15, he's eligible to be tried as an adult and tried in the circuit court, and I suspect the Commonwealth's Attorney's Office has already started those wheels in motion.
If I were a clever prosecutor, I'd see if the 15 year old driver made any statement about his 14 year old passenger asking to be let out of the car, something like "Hey man, let me out!", because then that might turn into a case of abduction, which would make murder one a very real possibility.
Disclaimer: What I have said in my above statements may or may not be totally or somewhat partially factual at all. What I may or may not have written may or may not have actually happened. I may or may not have made this whole story up. I may or may not have made part of this story up. i may or may not be writing this right now....but right now is the past as it has already been written. Is this the future of the present? What I read after typing is the present of the past. How does one proceed to the future without ever living in the present. is there a present time that can actually be comprehended? When I think right now is right now is not actually right now as from the moment that I decided to think about right now has already past and it is now the future. Is time travel possible? If one had a craft that was built to sustain and maintain a constant velocity of three times the speed of light would time essentially stand still on that craft and would the person on the spacecraft age at a slower rate than that of those on earth? What is age?
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/24/2013 05:53AM by Eli The Hoe Of Mystery.