Capital Offense

A criminal charge that is punishable by the death penalty. Crimes punishable by death vary from state to state. North Carolina can only impose the death penalty in cases where another person dies. North Carolina capital punishment laws exempt those who are ruled insane or suffer from “a severe mental disorder or disability that significantly impaired his or her capacity to appreciate the nature, consequences, or wrongfulness of his or her conduct.”

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