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What is the difference between first second and third degree murder?


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Answered 2014-06-11 01:00:26

The degrees of murder are defined in each states' laws and are not necessarily the same everywhere.

As a General Rule:

1st Degree is pre-meditated, planned out or particularly cruel. 2nd Degree is not planned out. 3rd Degree may be called manslaughter in some places.

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