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What is first degree murder?

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First degree murder requires that a defendant plan and intentionally carry out the killing, whereas seconddegree murder requires that the killing either be intentional or reckless, and occur in the spur of the moment.

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In most jurisdictions, first degree murder is defined as a premeditated murder, meaning it was planned and intentional, rather than a spontaneous act or accident.

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