Topic: Criminal Law

Second Degree Murder
posted on in Criminal Law by BarProse

Second Degree Murder

Rule

Second Degree Murder is the statutory version of common law murder. However. the element of Felony Murder is not discussed because it is included in First Degree Murder.

February 2008 #3 Model A All murder that is not murder in the first degree i...
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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
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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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