TITLE 12
Criminal Procedure

CHAPTER 12-19
Sentence and Execution

SECTION 12-19-3


§ 12-19-3 Deodands – Benefit of clergy – Petit treason.

Deodands, the plea of the benefit of clergy, and the distinction between petit treason and murder, are abolished. Petit treason shall be prosecuted and punished as murder.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 285, § 32; G.L. 1909, ch. 354, § 32; G.L. 1909, ch. 354, § 50; P.L. 1915, ch. 1261, § 1; G.L. 1923, ch. 407, § 50; G.L. 1938, ch. 625, § 51; G.L. 1956, § 12-19-3.)