Murder Is A Homicide Crime

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Murder Charges
Murder is a homicide crime where there is an intentional killing of a human being by another human being with malice aforethought. Malice aforethought is what separates murder from other crimes such as voluntary or involuntary manslaughter ("Free Advice: Law," 2015). Murder can be classified into different degrees or types, but not all states break them up, but instead name the top type as capital murder.

First Degree Murder
In most states, first degree murder is defined as the unlawful killing on an individual after planning or “lying in wait” for the victim ("Find Law," 2015). The act must be performed out of willfulness, deliberation, and premeditation to be considered first degree murder in most states. Other acts of violent felonies such as arson, burglary, kidnapping, robbery, and rape that results in a death can also be charged as first degree murder ("Diffen," 2014).
Willfulness is the intent to end human life, the life does not have to be a predetermined person so much as it has to be the thought of carrying out the act on another human being. If a person sets out to kill a human and unintentionally kills a different person the killer can still be charged with first degree murder ("Diffen," 2014, para. 2). Deliberation and premedication is determined individually on a case by case basis and it does not mean killer must think at any length of time or plan ahead for the murder to be considered premeditated ("Find Law," 2015).
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