Code of Alabama - Title 13A: Criminal Code - Section 13A-5-41 - Lesser included offenses

Section 13A-5-41 - Lesser included offenses.

Subject to the provisions of Section 13A-1-9(b), the jury may find a defendant indicted for a crime defined in Section 13A-5-40(a) not guilty of the capital offense but guilty of a lesser included offense or offenses. Lesser included offenses shall be defined as provided in Section 13A-1-9(a), and when there is a rational basis for such a verdict, include but are not limited to, murder as defined in Section 13A-6-2(a), and the accompanying other felony, if any, in the provision of Section 13A-5-40(a) upon which the indictment is based.

(Acts 1981, No. 81-178, p. 203, §3; Acts 1982, No. 82-567, p. 945, §1.)

Last modified: May 3, 2021