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The unlawful killing of a human being by another with malice aforethought, either express or implied


n the intentional termination of another human being's life through physical (violent), chemical (poisoning, illicit drugs, etc.), or neglectful (abusive) means.

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Q. My friend is imprisoned for a planned murder. My friend is imprisoned for a planned murder. Family and friend assumes that he is bipolar, but as yet he is not been diagnosed. He has answered yes to all the questions in a questionnaire to indicate bipolar. Bipolar do commit murder often and would he have been manic when he did it?

A. It is not uncommon for someone suffering with bipolar to commit crimes, mostly this happens in a manic state. His family can talk to his lawyer about getting him a pychological evaluation, if he is dagnosed bipolar they can begin to treat him. He will still be responsible for his actions but they can work with him to make him better. Good luck

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In Texas capital murder law the death sentence is one of three possible punishment.
I have voted to grant numerous applications for writs of habeas corpus that have resulted in the release of dozens of people who were wrongfully convicted," he wrote, "and I conclude that it is wishful thinking to believe that this state will never execute an innocent person for capital murder.
Muhammad (41), was indicted on charges of capital murder, conspiracy to commit capital murder, attempted capital murder, aggravated malicious wounding and use of a firearm in a felony.
But it did not reach the minimum requirement for a capital murder charge.
In Texas, there has to be an underlying felony or second crime committed for a defendant to be charged with capital murder.
Blatt was first brought into the case more than four years ago, when a Santa Barbara grand jury indicted Hollywood for capital murder.
A mother accused of drowning her five children pleaded innocent because of insanity to two counts of capital murder.
THE MAN accused of the capital murder of Garda Sergeant Andrew Callanan in an inferno had previously threatened to kill his estranged wife with a knife, a court heard yesterday.
SANTA BARBARA - Jesse James Hollywood, charged with capital murder in the kidnap-slaying of West Hills teen Nick Markowitz, came home in custody Thursday to Southern California, ending a nearly five-year odyssey of pain and frustration for the victim's family and friends.
A MAN accused of capital murder was going to kill himself with poison the day before he torched a Garda sergeant to death, the Central Criminal Court heard yesterday.
The jury was considering whether Brewer should go to prison for life or die by lethal injection, the only sentencing options following his conviction on Monday for capital murder.
Instead of answering constitutional questions that sparked the capital murder legislation under consideration in the current special legislative session, some juvenile justice advocates say lawmakers might just make more.

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