Title 16, Chapter 5, Section 1
(a) A person commits the offense of murder when he unlawfully and
with malice aforethought, either express or implied, causes the
death of another human being.
(b) Express malice is that deliberate intention unlawfully to take
the life of another human being which is manifested by external
circumstances capable of proof. Malice shall be implied where no
considerable provocation appears and where all the circumstances of
the killing show an abandoned and malignant heart.
(c) A person also commits the offense of murder when, in the
commission of a felony, he causes the death of another human being
irrespective of malice.
(d) A person convicted of the offense of murder shall be punished by
death or by imprisonment for life.