The difference between Murder and Man-Slaughter? (sorry it's a depressing Q)
A man in UK set fire to his friends house because he wasn't allowed into his party. Two people died. The man was cleared of Murder but charged with Man-Slaughter...? To me, both words mean the same. Enlighten me...
The reason he got man-slaughter is because he lit the house on fire out of RAGE, anger, or a sudden feeling to do it. In my opinion he should have been charged with murder because he knew he was doing something that could potentially be deadly. In the end it was deadly.
Manslaughter is a legal term for the killing of a human being, in a manner considered by law as less culpable than murder. Which means OUT OF RAGE HE COMMITED IT.
Murder- Some sort of planning, executing your plan, or random killings...
Thats all I know 4 you
In general terms, murder has a meaning of intending to kill someone on purpose while manslaughter means that the person killed someone else but was not intentional, or in self defense, or could be due to negligence.
In this case you mentioned above, the man in UK was charged manslaughter because he might not have had any intention to kill people when burning the house, but charged manslaughter due to negligence of burning down the house.
there two types of manslaughter and they carry different sentences
voluntary and involuntary
so it depends if he thought about killing them or not.
I think in this case its involuntary manslaughter.
When the man set fire to the house it was not inherently clear death would be the result.
Yes, murder is the plotting and planning and wanting someone dead. Rather it be specific or just wanting to kill someone or even a creature (you could consider it that way, an animal).
Manslaughter, you possibly accidentally killed someone, but meaning not intentionally. You get in a fight with a person that dies, it could could be manslaughter, not planned just happened. If person starts fight with you and you just defend yourself by fighting back and they die, that would be involuntary.
Or involuntary could be a car accident, hitting someone.
Also, involuntary are situations I heard of some teenage guys that were robbing a convenient store and one of them was the getaway driver, the actually robbers, killed the clerk so he put in a plead of involuntary manslaughter.
Basically, murder is an "intended" crime. You might not have thought about it beforehand (premeditated) but when the situation occurred, you intended to kill the person. Conversely, manslaughter is killing without intent, essentially accidental killing. It is usually a by-product of some other situation. For example, let's say I got drunk at the bar, got in my car and headed home. On the way, I cross over the center line and hit another car head-on. I survive but the two people in the other car are killed. Since I was drunk and I caused the accident by crossing the line, there is a strong likelihood that I will be charged with manslaugher along with being charged with a DWI or DUI. Hope this helps. WB
In Ireland its classed as murder if it was premeditated that you planned to kill that person but yet if you get in a fight and stab some1 to death its manslaughter cause you didnt mean to do it if that makes sense!
In America , there is first , second, and third degree murder, Basicly based on levels of premeditation, Manslaughter also in degrees , based on levels of intent , controlling circumstances , degrees of personal responsibility, etc. All varying from state to state as well as federal levels of crime. Confusing as hell and it's all used to plea down charges constantly.
Murder is an intention crime done by the person.Man slaughter is killing someone on accident. Muder charges are more than man slaughter. Man slaughter is an accident. The judge probably charged the man with accidental killing.
In Islamic Law ... Strangulation by hands, is Murder, in the first degree ...
When an instrument is involved ... viz. a stick or a Stone , hence, Bullet, Sword, the Car, or Poison, etc., it is Manslaughter ...
Murder and manslaughter are punishable by Death, or Blood Money in the prescribed manner ... all cruel practices, such as the cutting of limbs, before the head, are forbidden.
Though, it is the Intent behind the Crime, that is most important in Islamic Belief...
But it is not for the Humans to Judge Intent, by Logical Deductions or Proofs based Inductions.
Because, it is for The Lord to Judge, the Intent, behind any human Action. Thats why we are waiting for the Hereafter, for the Final Judgment.
In English law murder is unlawful killing that is premeditated and planned the killer must have the intention to cause the consequences that led from his action or knowing the consequences to have been reckless as to whether anyone would be killed.
Manslaughter is unlawful killing without intent.
by Beth Perry4 years ago
Does killing someone by a "atomic wedgie" warrant a murder charge?33-year old Brad Lee Davis has been charged with murder, after allegedly killing a relative by giving him an atomic wedgie. According to...
by mega17 years ago
How do YOU feel about that? Seemed like at least VOLUNTARY to me and now they're saying he will probably serve 5 years. What kind of message does this give police in Oakland? Man, I would not want to...
by jkchandra6 years ago
Its official! Dr. Conrad Murray is convicted of involuntary manslaughter and could be sent to jail for 4 years. What are your thoughts on this.
by theirishobserver.8 years ago
Celine Cawley was one of the Bond girls that starred along side Roger Moore, today her husband was sentenced for her brutal killing. Finally today the criminal case which I have been talking about for some time came to...
by Mike Russo107 minutes ago
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the victims is not enough to stop these senseless killings.
by Cagsil6 years ago
Hey Hubbers,What do you think about it?http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_young_girl_murder_charge
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.