• Premeditation implies clear preconceived intent to kill. There are instances where circumstances present an immediacy that may unintentionally result in a death.
    • Linda Joy
      Yes but murder and attempted murder are both premeditated. Manslaughter is not premeditated.
  • It's relatively modern idea in law, around 1800, that a failed attempt is even considered criminal.
    • Linda Joy
      ( gasps in horror!) I didn't know that! Obviously I disagree.
  • probably
    • Linda Joy

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