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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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Harkins' body was never recovered, juries found all three suspects guilty of first-degree murder.
Different incarnations of Abu-Jamal's defense attorneys have argued that he is either innocent of the crime or that he should not have been convicted of first-degree murder.
The 33-year-old was charged with First-Degree Murder of a Police Officer, Illegal Use of a Weapon, Disarming a Police Officer, Armed Robbery, Theft, Issuing Worthless Checks, and Attempted First-Degree Murder (two counts).
They also discovered that, of the more than 130 men and women serving sentences of life without parole for aggravated first-degree murder, only a small fraction might have been stopped by 1,593.
The judge in the Miranda case dropped the first-degree murder charge and left the jury the choice of convicting Elmer of second-degree murder, manslaughter, or negligent homicide.
Supreme Court decision holding that it is cruel and unusual punishment for states to require all juveniles who commit the crime of murder to be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole, and a decision rendered last year by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruling that all juveniles convicted of first-degree murder under the age of 18 must be eligible for parole.
The alleged assailant, a 17-year-old male, was arrested about 16 hours after the incident and charged with First-Degree Murder.
The Supreme Judicial Court ruled in two cases in which 17-year-olds were convicted of first-degree murder, which in Massachusetts carries a mandatory sentence of life in prison without the chance for parole.