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Definition The intentional killing of another person by someone who has acted willfully, deliberately, or with planning. Overview

First-degree murder is a crime that is defined in a state's statute. However, the exact definition will vary by...

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Second degree murder is a type of murder that has a punishment which is less severe than that for first degree murder.


Exact distinctions between first degree and second degree murder vary by state. One critical difference is...