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criminal homicide
killing that involves unlawful conduct and evil intent on the part of the killer
euthanasia
another name for mercy killing
execusable homicide
killing another by mistake or in self-defense
felony-murder rule
liability for murder when a death results during, and as a result of, any dangerous felony committed by the defendant
involuntary manslaughter
the unintentional killing of another human being caused during the commission of an unlawful act not amounting to a felony or as the result of criminal negligence
justifiable homicide
killing under circumstance sanctioned by the sovereign
mass murderer
one who kills several victims at the same time in one location
murder
the purposeful, knowing, or reckless unlawful killing of another human being
negligent manslaughter
the unintentional killing of another human being casued by the negligence of the defendant
serial murderer
one who kills several persons over a period of time, which can range from weeks to years
suicide
the taking of one's own life
voluntary manslaughter
the intentional and unlawful killing of another person in response to adequate provocation