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Most states define first degree murder as a willful and premeditated act of killing. First degree murder is murder that is committed not in the heat of the moment, but one that is planned out in advance of the killing.
The majority of the states in the US have classified second degree murder as a killing that although intentional is not premeditated or planned out, but neither is it a heat of the moment act; or it is a killing that is a result of a dangerous act and the accused clear lack of care for human life.
There are two type of manslaughter: voluntary & involuntary.
Voluntary manslaughter is an intentional killing that occurs in the heat of the moment. The person accused of the crime had no prior intent to kill. To be charged with voluntary manslaughter, the person accused of this crime would have to had something occur that would have caused to become emotionally or mental disturbed to the point that would have caused them to act spontaneously.
Involuntary manslaughter is an unintentional killing that is caused by reckless behavior or criminal negligence. The killing has to be truly unintentional. The person accused of involuntary manslaughter must never have intended the victim’s death.
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- Virginia: Fairfax, Fredericksburg, Lynchburg, Manassas, Richmond & Virginia Beach.
- Maryland: Rockville & Baltimore.
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