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dc.contributor.authorRomero, Leo
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-09T15:58:52Z
dc.date.available2009-07-09T15:58:52Z
dc.date.issued1990
dc.identifier.citation20 N.M. L. Rev. 55 (1990)en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1928/9327
dc.description.abstractThis article examines unintentional homicides in New Mexico resulting from risk-creating conduct. It considers the statutory scheme for criminal homicides and examines how unintentional killings are defined, classified, and punished. In particular, it evaluates the distinctions used to assign an unintentional killing involving recklessness or negligence to the crimes of first degree murder, second degree murder, or involuntary manslaughter. This article also analyzes the distinction between criminal and civil liability for unintended deaths." In addition, the article questions the need for two degrees of depraved mind murder and especially the need for grading depraved mind murder as first degree murder. The article concludes with proposed legislative revisions and jury instructions that will remedy the problems in the current law.en_US
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dc.publisherUniversity of New Mexico School of Lawen_US
dc.titleUnintentional Homicides Caused by Risk-Creating Conduct: Problems in Distinguishing Between Depraved Mind Murder, Second Degree Murder, Involuntary Manslaughter, and Noncriminal Homicide in New Mexicoen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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