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  • Drugs Turn Deadly After a night of partying, Lauren, 23, and her friend Tyler, 25, went back to his father’s house to use more drugs. Lauren allegedly injected Tyler with what they had, and then fell asleep. When she woke up, she said his lips were blue and foam was coming out of his mouth. She is charged involuntary manslaughter (NRS 200.070), which is defined as “the killing of a human with no intention to do so by committing a lawful or unlawful act.” Tyler’s father reported that Lauren prepared the drug and filled the syringe, and Tyler injected it into his arm. As of this report, she has not been charged with the possession of the drug (NRS 453)

    Nov 29,
  • The Difference Between First-Degree and Second-Degree Murder A 32-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion that he murdered a relative. Juan Medrano is accused of murdering the other man inside the victim's home in the east valley. Police were initially called to the residence late in the afternoon on a report of a domestic disturbance. The victim, whose identity has not been released by authorities, was found unresponsive and later pronounced dead at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center. Police are holding Medrano in custody after charging him under NRS 200.030. It is unknown at this point if the suspect will be charged with first-degree murder or second-degree murder. He may be charged with first-degree murder if investigators determine that

    Sep 09,
  • Nevada Murder Charges are a Matter of Life and Death  When someone unlawfully takes the life of another person, murder charges can result. Murder is a heinous crime that is made even more so whenever it is premeditated. As such, Chapter 200 of the Nevada Revised Statute recognizes varying degrees of murder, with different punishments being associated with each one. First-degree murder is the most serious category, and occurs whenever another lies in wait or otherwise plans a killing. Second-degree murder happens whenever an individual acts suddenly, usually out of anger, and takes the life of another. To be considered second-degree murder, the death should be one that likely would not have happened if circumstances had been different. The minimum

    Aug 15,
  • Charged with Homicide? Maintain your Innocence by Seeking Legal Counsel Now  Homicide in Nevada is described as “the unlawful killing of a human being with malice aforethought.” It does not have to involve the physical act of killing someone, as providing them with a controlled substance in violation of Chapter 453 of the Nevada Revised Statute also qualifies.Malice is a “deliberate intention” to unlawfully take the life of another. The courts prove malice by showing there were circumstances present that indicate the accused had criminal intentions. If malice cannot be shown, the offense can be charged as manslaughter instead. Regardless of the circumstances, homicide is a serious offense that carries very stiff penalties. Those found guilty of homicide can face

    Aug 13,
  • The Nevada Revised Statute classifies manslaughter into two categories: voluntary and involuntary. Involuntary manslaughter is defined in Section 200.070, and involves the killing of another during the commission of an unlawful act or a lawful act that might produce such a consequence. Voluntary manslaughter is spelled out in Section 200.050, and involves a killing done in the “heat of the moment”, sometimes being considered a crime of passion. The primary difference between any type of manslaughter and murder is a lack of intent. To be considered manslaughter, the act should not have been premeditated in any way. If there is a “cooling off” period present, chances are the incident will be prosecuted as murder instead. Since manslaughter is considered somewhat

    Jul 10,
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