Murder and manslaughter are both acts that result in a person’s death – but technically speaking, these two terms mean very different things. You might be wondering what the difference is between murder and manslaughter – which one is more serious and what the penalties are?
It’s worth pointing out that this is not legal advice, and if you are facing charges of either murder or manslaughter you should contact a qualified criminal lawyer immediately.
Let’s take a closer look at these two crimes and what they actually mean.
First, what is homicide and how does it fit in?
Before we delve into the details of murder and manslaughter you might be wondering what homicide means. Homicide is simply the act of killing someone – whether legally or illegally. Homicides can include a wide range of different situations. For example, a soldier killing someone in a war (legally) or someone …