JUDICIARY: Hangar Hanging

The crimes defined . . . shall be punished as herein prescribed: First, when committed upon the high seas. . . .—U. S. Criminal Code, Sect. 272.

Every murder perpetrated by poison, lying in wait or any other kind of willful, deliberate, malicious and premeditated killing . . . is murder in the first degree. —U. S. Criminal Code, Sect. 273.

Every person guilty of murder in the first degree shall suffer death.—U. S. Criminal Code, Sect. 275.

Rarely used are these ancient and musty Federal statutes because most murders occur within...

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