Homicide is the killing of one human being by another human being.
Although the term homicide is sometimes used interchangeably with murder, homicide is broader in scope than murder. Murder is a form of criminal homicide; other forms of homicide might not constitute criminal acts. These homicides are regarded as justified or excusable. For example, individuals may, in a necessary act of Self-Defense, kill a person who threatens them with death or serious injury.
Typically, the circumstances surrounding a killing determine whether it is criminal. The intent of the killer usually determines whether a criminal homicide is classified as murder or Manslaughter and at what degree.
The laws regarding criminal homicide are complex and often unique to the jurisdiction where the crime took place.
In order to convict a defendant of murder, the prosecution must prove beyond reasonable doubt that the defendant committed the acts in question under a specific mental state. If you or a love one is charged with a criminal homicide then you need to hire an experienced and highly reputable attorney now.
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