Murder is the unlawful killing, with malice aforethought, of another human, and generally this state of mind distinguishes murder from other forms of unlawful homicide (such as manslaughter). As the loss of a human being inflicts enormous grief upon the individuals close to the victim, as well as the fact that the commission of a murder is highly detrimental to the good order within society, most societies both present and in antiquity have considered it a most serious crime worthy of the harshest of punishment. In most countries, a person convicted of murder is typically given a long prison sentence, possibly a life sentence where permitted, and in some countries, the death penalty may be imposed for such an act — though this practice is becoming less common. In most countries, there is no statute of limitations for murder (no time limit for prosecuting someone for murder). A person who commits murder is called a murderer.
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Some articles on murder:
... Black Limelight (1939) Murder in Soho (1939) Dangerous Moonlight (1941) 49th Parallel (1941) Flying Fortress (1942) One of Our Aircraft Is Missing (1942) Suspected Person (1942) The First ... of Value (1957) Time Lock (1957) The Shakedown (1959) Invitation to Murder (1962) The Amorous Prawn (1962) Die Todesstrahlen des Dr ...
... four black men convicted for the murder of a white man in Florida ... four of up to forty transient black men arrested for the murder of Robert Darcy, an elderly local man, in Pompano Beach, Florida ... The murder was greeted with outrage in the community and the Broward County Sheriff's department was apparently under pressure to close the case ...
... Schwerner's murder occurred near the town of Philadelphia, Mississippi ... He and fellow workers James Chaney and Andrew Goodman were investigating the burning of Mt ...
... Charles "Lucky" Luciano – Founder of the National Crime Syndicate, who used Murder, Inc ... the National Crime Syndicate, who helped form Murder, Inc ... form it alongside other mobsters Vincent Mangano – boss of his own family and Murder, Inc ...
... Not because he thought that murder was outside Jacko's 'moral range', but because he thought Jacko would be too cowardly to kill somebody himself that, if he wanted to murder ... Dr MacMaster says "the kind of murder I'd have expected Jacko to do, if he did one, was the type where a couple of boys go out on a raid then, when the police come after them, the Jackos ... Shoot him down.' They're willing for murder, ready to incite to murder, but they've not got the nerve to do murder themselves with their own hands" ...
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Famous quotes containing the word murder:
“Arrive in the afternoon, the late light slanting
In diluted gold bars across the boulevard brag
Of proud, seamed faces with mercy and murder hinting
here, there, interrupting, all deep and debonair,
The pink paint on the innocence of fear;
Walk in a gingerly manner up the hall.”
—Gwendolyn Brooks (b. 1917)
“If Steam has done nothing else, it has at least added a whole new Species to English Literature ... the bookletsthe little thrilling romances, where the Murder comes at page fifteen, and the Wedding at page fortysurely they are due to Steam?
And when we travel by electricityif I may venture to develop your theorywe shall have leaflets instead of booklets, and the Murder and the Wedding will come on the same page.”
—Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (18321898)
“As I sat before the fire on my fir-twig seat, without walls above or around me, I remembered how far on every hand that wilderness stretched, before you came to cleared or cultivated fields, and wondered if any bear or moose was watching the light of my fire; for Nature looked sternly upon me on account of the murder of the moose.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)