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Category Archives: Homicide

Murder vs. Manslaughter: What’s the Difference?

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Although murder and manslaughter are often used as interchangeable terms, they do in fact have a few key differences. When a person is facing murder charges, the penalties could be more severe than charges for manslaughter, and the intentions of the alleged killer might have been different. Homicide is an all-encompassing term that includes… Read More »

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Consequences of a Homicide Conviction in Florida

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Violent crimes are punished very severely under Florida law, especially more serious crimes of violence, like murder. Homicide can actually be broken down into three different crimes and can be charged either as 1st-degree murder, 2nd-degree murder, or manslaughter. While some may result in more serious penalties, any homicide conviction can be life-altering. Understanding… Read More »

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Ariel Castro Sentence Similar to Paul Michael Merhige

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Ariel Castro pleaded guilty to 937 counts in the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court. It is not very often that a defendant will plead guilty to such serious crimes so quickly including murder and kidnapping. A murder and kidnapping case can easily spend up to a couple of years in the legal system before… Read More »

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Oscar Pistorius: Stand Your Ground

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Oscar Pistorius was charged with premeditated murder. This case has grabbed the attention of the international media because he was a recent participant in the Olympics and set the world record for the Paralympic games in the men’s 400 meters. He was often referred to by the nickname ‘Blade Runner’ because of the prosthetic… Read More »

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