Thursday, July 11, 2013

First degree murder

First degree murder is murder with intent and premeditated.

Second degree murder

Second degree murder is intentional murder where death was a possibility from the assault but without premeditation.


A homicide is the killing of a person by another person.


Murder means to kill by deliberation and/or premeditation.

Involuntary manslaughter

Involuntary manslaughter is the unintentional killing of another person.

Voluntary manslaughter

Voluntary manslaughter is the intentional killing of another person without any prior intent to kill. They acted in the "heat of the moment" from provocation which would cause a person to become emotionally or mentally disturbed.


Manslaughter is a lesser charge than murder. It is the killing of another person without premeditation.