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The unlawful killing of a human being by another with malice aforethought, either express or implied
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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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5th DCA 2000) (Harris, J., concurring) (per curiam) (arguing that "[no] meaningful difference exists between attempted second degree murder and aggravated battery in those cases in which there was a known victim [upon whom] defendant intentionally inflicted serious bodily injury"; and whether one offense or the other is charged "depends on the whim of the prosecutor.").
If the law changes, it would allow courts to set the length of jail terms for second degree murder.
"Second degree murder requires malice aforethought, which can be implied by the conduct of the defendant.
Elements of second degree murder include depraved indifference to human life, reckless conduct that gravely endangers others and causing a death.
Only first degree murder would carry a mandatory life sentence, while second degree murder would be punished with life at the judge's discretion.
On July 18, Anna Pou, M.D., and nurses Lori Budo and Cheri Landry were arrested on the charge of being "a principal to second degree murder." The three are charged in the deaths of four persons, aged 61, 67, 90, and 97, who were patients at the New Orleans Memorial Medical Center.
Jeffrey's grandparents were found guilty of second degree murder and will be sentenced in a few weeks.
Derek King, 14, yesterday bowed his head as he was convicted of the second degree murder of his 40-year-old father Terry at a court in Pensacola, Florida, yesterday.
Latimer was convicted of second degree murder and he appealed both his second conviction and his sentence to the Supreme Court of Canada.