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Does anyone know the origin of the Scots words Malkie - To murder or do serious harm to an individual?
Asked in Police and Law Enforcement, Homicide
I am looking at Gabriel Nicholas Phelps in Portland Oregon and which is more serious murder or aggravated murder charges?
Asked in Children and the Law, Criminal Law, State Laws
What happens if an adult confesses to a serious crime they committed as a child such as murder?
Asked in Statutes of Limitations
In the state of Virginia what is the statute of limitations on murder?
What penalty applies for the Murder of an Aborigine?
Asked in Criminal Law, Lawyers
What method of murder is always charged as premeditated?
Any type of murder that does not meet the legal definition for manslaughter can/will be considered premeditated. Involuntary Manslaughter occurs where there is no intention to kill or cause serious injury but death is due to recklessness or criminal negligence. Murder occurs when there is a preplanned process of events, set in motion by an individual of sufficient mental capacity. So to answer the question; any method of murder will be seen as premeditated.
Asked in US Presidents, Criminal Law
What kind of questions do you ask in a murder trial?
What is murder in the second degree?
Second degree murder is the unplanned, intentional killing of someone. So, if two individuals started a dispute with each other, and individual 1 immediately shot individual 2 (out of anger from the dispute), the murder was not planned, so it constitutes second degree murder. If the same situation applies, but instead of shooting individual 2 during the argument, individual 1 went home, grabbed his gun, and went to individual 2's house to shoot him. The prosecution can prove premeditation (the planning), so the charged would constitute first degree murder.