assault with intent to commit murder


assault with intent to commit murder
To constitute this assault, specific intent to kill, actuated by malice aforethought, must concur. Perez v. State, 114 Tex. Cr.R. 473, 22 S.W.2d 309, 310

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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