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Homicide is a generic term used for both murder and manslaughter. One key factor is that the act of homicide is not always illegal. This means that there are cases where a murder may be justifiable. Homicide is solely the act of killing another person. An example of a homicide that is not illegal is when someone kills another in self-defense. 21 O.S. 691 There are four types of homicide in Oklahoma: Murder, Manslaughter, Excusable Homicide, and Justifiable Homicide. 21 O.S. 692
Murder First Degree
A person commits murder in the first degree when that person unlawfully and with malice aforethought causes the death of another human being. Malice is that deliberate intention unlawfully to take away the life of a human being, which is manifested by external circumstances capable of proof. 21 O.S. 701.7(A)
A person commits felony murder, regardless of malice, when that person or any other person takes the life of a human being during, or if the death of a human being results from, the commission or attempted commission of murder of another person, shooting or discharge of a firearm or crossbow with intent to kill, intentional discharge of a firearm or other deadly weapon into any dwelling or building as provided in Section 1289.17(A) of this title, forcible rape, robbery with a dangerous weapon, kidnapping, escape from lawful custody, eluding an officer, first degree burglary, first degree arson, unlawful distributing or dispensing of controlled dangerous substances or synthetic controlled substances, trafficking in illegal drugs, or manufacturing or attempting to manufacture a controlled dangerous substance. 21 O.S. 701.7(B)
Murder 2nd Degree
A person commits Murder 2nd Degree when perpetrated by an act imminently dangerous to another person and evincing a depraved mind, regardless of human life, although without any premeditated design to effect the death of any particular individual; or when perpetrated by a person engaged in the commission of any felony other than the unlawful acts set out under Felony Murder. 21 O.S. 701.8
Manslaughter First Degree
A person commits Manslaughter First Degree when perpetrated without a design to effect death by a person while engaged in the commission of a misdemeanor, or when perpetrated without a design to effect death, and in a heat of passion, but in a cruel and unusual manner, or by means of a dangerous weapon; unless it is committed under such circumstances as constitute excusable or justifiable homicide, or when perpetrated unnecessarily either while resisting an attempt by the person killed to commit a crime, or after such attempt shall have failed. 21 O.S. 711
Manslaughter Second Degree
Every killing of one human being by the act, procurement or culpable negligence of another, which, under the provisions of this chapter, is not murder, nor manslaughter in the first degree, nor excusable nor justifiable homicide, is manslaughter in the second degree. 21 O.S. 716
A homicide is excusable when committed by accident and misfortune in doing any lawful act, by lawful means, with usual and ordinary caution, and without any unlawful intent. It is also excusable when committed by accident and misfortune in the heat of passion, upon any sudden and sufficient provocation, or upon a sudden combat provided that no undue advantage is taken, nor any dangerous weapon used, and that the killing is not done in a cruel or unusual manner.
Self-Defense and Defense of Others
Self-Defense may be used as an affirmative defense in the following cases:
1. When resisting any attempt to murder such person, or to commit any felony upon him, or upon or in any dwelling house in which such person is;
2. When committed in the lawful defense of such person or of another, when the person using force reasonably believes such force is necessary to prevent death or great bodily harm to himself or herself or another or to terminate or prevent the commission of a forcible felony; or
3. When necessarily committed in attempting, by lawful ways and means, to apprehend any person for any felony committed; or in lawfully suppressing any riot; or in lawfully keeping and preserving the peace. 21 O.S. 733
Murder and Manslaughter Litigation Expertise
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