second-degree murder

Definition of "second-degree murder"
  1. An intentional killing without premeditation or deliberation
How to use "second-degree murder" in a sentence
  1. The jury found him guilty of second-degree murder due to the dangerous nature of his assault.
  2. She was charged with second-degree murder for the spontaneous and violent act that led to death.
  3. The court ruled that the crime was not of premeditated intent, reducing the charge from first to second-degree murder.

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