Administration of poison: Penalty. A person who willfully and maliciously administers or causes to be administered to or taken by a person, any poison, or other noxious or destructive substance or liquid, with the intention to cause the death of the person, and being thereof duly convicted, is guilty of a category A felony and shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison:
1. For life with the possibility of parole, with eligibility for parole beginning when a minimum of 5 years has been served; or
2. For a definite term of 15 years, with eligibility for parole beginning when a minimum of 5 years has been served.
Last modified: February 25, 2006