What is Criminal Homicide, a.k.a. Murder?

There were 4.6 murders per 100,000 people in Texas in 2018. How are those unfortunate events defined in the eyes of the law? The top of the list is defined and “Criminal Homicide.”

There were 4.6 murders per 100,000 people in Texas in 2018. How are those unfortunate events defined in the eyes of the law? The top of the list is defined and “Criminal Homicide.” It is far from being a sexy name for a new TV show, but it does cover serious events like murder and others.

TYPES OF CRIMINAL HOMICIDE:

  • Murder
  • Capital Murder
  • Manslaughter
  • Criminally Negligent Homicide

Legally, it depends on the intention of the person committing the crime, in most cases, how the crime will be defined by the law.

(a)  A person commits criminal homicide if he intentionally, knowingly, recklessly, or with criminal negligence causes the death of an individual.

(b)  Criminal homicide is murder, capital murder, manslaughter, or criminally negligent homicide.

MURDER.  

To simplify it a little bit: A person commits an offense if he  intentionally or knowingly causes the death of an individual; intends to cause serious bodily injury and commits an act clearly dangerous to human life that causes the death of an individual;  or commits or attempts to commit a felony, other than manslaughter, and in the course of and in furtherance of the commission or attempt, or in immediate flight from the commission or attempt, he commits or attempts to commit an act clearly dangerous to human life that causes the death of an individual.

CAPITAL MURDER.  

A person commits an offense if the person commits murder of  another person in retaliation for or on account of the service or status of the other person as a judge or justice of the supreme court, the court of criminal appeals, a court of appeals, a district court, a criminal district court, a constitutional county court, a statutory county court, a justice court, or a municipal court.

MANSLAUGHTER.  

A person commits an offense if he recklessly causes the death of an individual.

CRIMINALLY NEGLIGENT HOMICIDE. 

A person commits an offense if he causes the death of an individual by criminal negligence.

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