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Intentionally causing the death of another person in the heat of passion, caused by words or acts that provide adequate provocation.
Results from an act that normally would not caused death or from an act committed with ordinary caution that, because of the victim's negligence, results in death.
Killing in self-defense or in the defense of another person if the victim's actions and capability present imminent danger of serious injury or death.
An element of first and second degree murder--implies ill will, wickedness, or cruelty.
A death that may have two or more meanings, and the case may be presented as either a homicide or suicide depending on the circumstances.
Cuts on the hands, arms, and legs--result from when the victim attempts to ward off the attacker.
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