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Murder Involuntary manslaughter

Involuntary Manslaughter is a very serious crime in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania since it deals with the causing of the death of another person. Although Involuntary Manslaughter is similar to Murder in that it is a criminal charge for the taking of another person's life, it is by far the least serious crime involving the death of another person. Murder In order for an individual to be convicted of the crime of Involuntary Manslaughter, the government must prove the following criminal elements beyond a reasonable doubt: First, that the Defendant acted with either the mind set of recklessness or gross negligence when he committed the act that killed the victim and second, that there was a nexus between the conduct of the defendant (which led to the death) and the actual death of the victim. Accordingly the government must prove more than the fact that the death was probably caused by the acts of the defendant. So the following criminal activity would not be considered serious enough to warrant the charging of Involuntary Manslaughter:

Defenses to Murder

Murder charges are extremely serious crimes that an accused can be charged with. There are several different types of Murder that an accused might face in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. There are also a number of Defenses that can be raised to Murder charges, but lets explore the various types of murder first. First Degree murder, second degree murder, third degree and and then voluntary and involuntary manslaughter are the various types of homicide charges that an accused might face.  Assault crimes With the exception of second degree murder, the various types of murder are frequently determined by the specific intent that an accused possessed during the time of the killing. Specifically, in order for an accused to be found guilty of first degree murder, the government must prove that the accused had the intent to kill. For third degree murder, the government must prove that the accused killed with malice and voluntary manslaughter means that the Jury has found that the accused killed in the heat of passion

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