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The aim of the article is to present some types of aggravated homicide in Italian criminal law. The author focuses on the basic categories of premises affecting the possibility of tightening criminal liability for homicide in the Italian Criminal Code. The description of aggravated murder types presented in this paper has been confined to the following offences which are penalized according to Articles 576 and 577 of the Criminal Code: killing of relatives, killing because of trivial or cruel motives or premeditated murder and murder by poisoning. In addition, the author analyses the issue of sentencing modification in the given category of crimes.