third-degree murder

Definition of "third-degree murder"
  1. A classification of murder that does not meet the criteria for first- or second-degree murder
How to use "third-degree murder" in a sentence
  1. The defendant was convicted of third-degree murder after the jury did not find evidence to support a charge of first or second degree murder.
  2. The court found the defendant guilty of third-degree murder based on his reckless behavior.
  3. In court, the prosecution argued that the accused's actions constituted third-degree murder.

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