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Common Law Murder
posted on in Criminal Law by BarProse

Common Law Murder

Issue

State the general rule and apply the facts under a sub-heading for each element.

Rule
February 2008 #3 Model B Murder is the unlawful killing of another human being with malice aforethought. Malice aforethought exists if there is no excuse justifying the killin...
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Premeditated & Deliberate
posted on in Criminal Law by BarProse

Premeditated & Deliberate

Rule

Make sure to address the elements of Time to Reflect as well as Cool and Dispassionate in your rule statement.

February 2007 #3 Model A Time to Reflect Upon the Killing

First degree mur...
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First Degree Murder
posted on in Criminal Law by BarProse

First Degree Murder

Issue

First Degree Murder is a statutory crime that requires either Premeditation and Deliberation or Felony Murder. Premeditation and Deliberation may be addressed under one heading or separately depending on the extent of analysis indicated by the facts. State the general rule for First Degree Murder then proceed to the Premeditation and Deliberation/Felony Murder...

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