The key word being 'might'. The distinction in law is pretty clear and, it seems to me, valid. We need to distinguish between people who kill people deliberately (hence 'premeditation') and those who do so inadvertently - however dumb they've been and/or 'should have seen the likelihood'. To muder someone means to set out to kill them and to succeed. Not simply to act in a way that results in their death. That surely is a distinction that's embodied in law for a good reason.Arch said:I'd have a fairly good idea that it might kill them.
That's sort of what I think. I do undertand there's a distinction, I just don't always agree with it.Cab said:Hit someone in the head with a plank then the law needs to assume you're trying to kill that person.
IMO if you hit some one once or twice with a plank maybe they are just trying to knock somebody out but hitting repeatedly is murder.Tynan said:why?
knock them out is just as likely, more so