Brian Mitchell and Wanda Barzee were charged with aggravated kidnapping, aggravated sexual assault and aggravated burglary.
What is difference bewteen burglary and aggravated burglary?
Re: aggravated burglary
This citation is from a law dictionary and it may help you. Aggravating factors in a crime are things that make the crime more serious and the punishment more severe.
Originally Posted by tianshan
pl -glar·ies[Anglo-French burglarie, modification of Medieval Latin burgaria, from burgare to break into (a house)]
The act of breaking and entering an inhabited structure (as a house) esp. at night with intent to commit a felony (as murder or larceny); also The act of entering or remaining unlawfully (as after closing to the public) in a building with intent to commit a crime (as a felony)
- The crime of burglary was originally defined under the common law to protect people, since there were other laws (as those defining larceny and trespass) that protected property. State laws have broadened the common-law crime. Entering at night is often no longer required and may be considered an aggravating factor. The building may be something other than a dwelling, such as a store or pharmacy. Some states (as Louisiana) have included vehicles under their burglary statute. There are degrees of burglary, and some of the usual aggravating factors are the presence of people and use of a deadly weapon. bur·glar·i·ous ('bər-`glar-ē-əs)