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Category: Manslaughter


Murder or Manslaughter — What’s the Difference in Illinois?
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Murder or Manslaughter — What’s the Difference in Illinois?

Killing someone is the most grievous offense one person can commit against another. At the same time, not all homicides are equal in the eyes of the law.

 

Some are considered murder, which can be punishable by life imprisonment in Illinois, while others are considered manslaughter, which can carry a prison term typically under 10 years. Chicago is no stranger to either of these, unfortunately.

 

What is the difference? The element of intent.

 

Murder is defined as … Read More