Unlike other states, murder charges in Indiana fall under the same statute. Our Indianapolis criminal defense attorney explains what you should know. For more information, visit our site at www.zakiali.com.
2. What are the differences between
Unlike other states, which distinguish between
various levels or degrees of murder, all murder
charges in Indiana fall under the same statute.
However, there are other manslaughter charges that
will define a homicide that occurs accidentally or as
the result of a sudden emotional response.
Learn the difference between homicide charges.
Indiana defines murder as any of the
Intentional homicide of another person
Homicide while committing, or attempting
to commit, certain felonies
Intentional homicide of a fetus which has
Nearly everyone understands the dictionary definition of murder as the unlawful killing of another
human being. Legally, however, a homicide must meet certain criteria to be considered murder.
4. Voluntary Manslaughter
A lesser (although still extremely serious)
homicide charge is voluntary manslaughter.
Voluntary manslaughter is a very subjective
charge, as it must be proven that the
offender committed the homicide “in the
heat of emotion.”
Common examples of voluntary
manslaughter include some self-defense
cases, as well as homicide committed after
an individual discovers a cheating spouse.
5. Involuntary Manslaughter & Reckless
Separate from both voluntary
manslaughter and murder charges,
involuntary manslaughter requires a lack
of intent to kill.
A common example of involuntary
manslaughter, or the separate but related
reckless homicide, would be vehicular
homicide. Drunk or distracted drivers who
kill passengers, other drivers, or
pedestrians, could be found guilty under
While a lesser charge than other forms of
homicide, involuntary manslaughter is still
6. Charged with Homicide?
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