depraved-heart murder

Definition of "depraved-heart murder"
  1. A type of homicide that occurs when a person carries out an act significantly dangerous to others, displaying a callous disregard for human life and demonstrating a morally corrupt mindset
How to use "depraved-heart murder" in a sentence
  1. The defendant was charged with depraved-heart murder due to his reckless conduct and utter lack of concern for those around him.
  2. A punishment for depraved-heart murder can be severe, reflecting the serious nature of the crime.
  3. Despite his pleas of innocence, evidence showed the defendant’s actions met the requirements to be considered depraved-heart murder.

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