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Murder is governed by Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 265 Section 1-2. It is a felony punishable by life in prison. First-degree Murder is defined as a deliberate, premeditated killing with malice aforethought, or with extreme atrocity or cruelty.
First-degree murder is not eligible for parole; second-degree murder is eligible for parole.