What is the difference between aggravated murder and murder?
Aggravated Murder, is better known as Aggravation.
Aggravation is a concept in law, which Black's Law Dictionary defines as: "Any circumstance attending the commission of a crime or tort which increases its guilt or enormity or adds to its injurious consequences, but which is above and beyond the essential constituents of the crime or tort itself." For example, aggravated assault is usually differentiated from simple assault by the offender's intent (i.e., to murder, to rape etc.), the extent of the injury to the victim, or the use of a deadly weapon. An aggravating circumstance is a kind of attendant circumstance and the opposite of an extenuating or mitigating circumstance, which decreases guilt.
Murder is the malicious and unjustified killing of one human being by another. Murder is distinguished from other forms of homicide by the elements of intent and the lack of justification. All jurisdictions, ancient and modern, consider it a most serious crime and impose a severe penalty for its commission.
The prohibition against murder is one of the Ten Commandments given by God to Moses. (Exodus: 20v13)(Deuteronomy 5v17) Other religious texts and almost all human societies have similar prohibitions.
The maximum penalty for murder is usually life imprisonment, and in jurisdictions with capital punishment, the death penalty may be imposed.
It seems rather confusing but the simple differences is that aggravated murder is a lighter level compare to murder.
For better understanding, it is best that you seek advise from a laywer who can tell you more clearly the differences between the two.
Bear in mind that regardless of it being murder ro aggravated murder, someone is killed and that is a crime. But trying to lighten the crime with different level of it will not wash away the guilt.
Aggravated murder is when someone pissed you off to the point you just had to kill them. Murder is when you kill someone just because you didnt like them.
usually the difference is with a weapon and thought
Okay who is it that you are trying to kill and why can't you get it right? Murder is murder.anything else is NOT DEAD!!!!
Aggravated Murder usually means another felony was involved... ie: Robbery, Rape, Arson, etc.
if someone aggravates you--you murder them--either way--they are dead and you can enter a plea of "guilty with an explanation"---this goes well for all concerned.
murder.you kill the person.
aggravated murder.you pissed them off or annoyed them before you killed the person.
Killing someone because they were acting aggressive towards you would be aggravated, plain murder is if you just kill them.
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