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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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Navin, "Cross Cultural 'Murther' and Retribution in Colonial New England," in Robert Asher, Lawrence Goodheart, and Alan Rogers, eds, Murder on Trial, Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2005, 33-60.
(45) Aggressions against Inuit were a great cause for concern for Palliser, e.g., CO 194/27/178, "Captain Palliser concerning the murther that has been committed on the Indians of the coast of Labrador."
As now of lait thair curst consait With murther thay display, Quhen thay thocht gude to drink this blude, Be that ungodly way.
If you will Iearne howe to bee false, and deceyve your husbandes, or husbandes their wyves, howe to playe the harlottes, to obtayne ones love, howe to ravishe, howe to beguyle, howe to betraye, to flatter, lye, sweare, forsweare, howe to allure to whoredome, howe to murther, howe to poyson, howe to disobey and rebell agaynst Princes, to consume treasures prodigally, to moove to lusts, to ransacke and spoyle cities and townes, to bee ydle, to blaspheme, to sing filthie songs of love, to speake filthily; to be prowde, howe to mocke, scoffe, and deryde any nation ...
This deadly banquet is preparde at hand, Where Ebon tapers are brought vp from hel, To leade blacke murther to this damned deed, The vgly Screechowle, and the night Rauen, With flaggy wings and hideous croking noise.
If thou didst ever thy dear father love Revenge his foul and most unnatural murther. (I, 5, 759, 761) Also, Hamlet's general attitude towards life enhances the sensation of uncertainty and illusiveness of reality.
Macbeth does murther Sleep,'--the innocent Sleep" (2.2.34-35).
It was ?rst commented upon by local clergyman and diarist, Philip Henry, in 1684 who wrote : "I heard of a murther in Salop on Sabb.
Whoever was that Wretch (and curs'd be He) That envy'd first our Food's simplicity; Th' essay of bloody Feasts on Bruits began, And after forg'd the Sword to murther Man.
For example, in 1673 Chief Justice John Vaughan of the Court of Common Pleas opined that the government is required to punish certain serious crimes, such as "murther [sic], stealing, perjury, trespass," and that any statute legalizing such conduct would itself be void.
Hypocrites, leave off your pranks, To murder men and give God thanks: Forbear, for shame proceed no further For God accepts no Thanks for murther. (29) Another thing Mahmut criticizes is the worship of false relics.