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Old 22-02-2013, 08:36
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if you pick up a gun, walk into a different room and shoot then it is premeditated. It doesn't mean thinking and planning for months, it could be seconds. It just means that it is a deliberate act.
So what would count as murder that was not premeditated, as opposed to manslaughter then?

I thought premeditated required the person to have reasonably thought about what they were doing.

If it was a violent argument where he started waving a gun around, and shot in the heat of the moment without really thinking about what he was doing, would that really pass as being premeditated in a court of law?
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