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Murder vs. Manslaughter: How Are They Different?

Posted on November 29, 2017 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

Many people ask, “How are murder and manslaughter different?” Both the crimes of murder and manslaughter involve a person’s death at the hands of another. The important difference between murder and manslaughter lies in the intent, or mens rea, of the offender: The crime of murder is charged when an individual takes another person’s life with malicious intent. The crime of manslaughter is charged when an...

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