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What is Second-Degree Murder?

sensermugshot_180x120-150x120According to an Associated Press article included in WPTV News Channel 5 this morning, a Boynton Beach man has been arrested by police on second-degree murder charges.

Greg B. Senser 29, and Jason F. Barnett had been drinking heavily at the 1st and 10 sports bar around 1 a.m. Sunday. The two left for the La Costa apartments, Barnett was heading to see his child’s mother. At the apartment complex, everything went wrong when police say the two men began to fight and Senser stabbed Barnett several times in the neck.
They were found when police received a call about a noise disturbance around 2 a.m. and when they arrived on the seen, Barnett was on the ground and Senser was standing over him. Senser fled and after a brief chase on foot, Senser was taken into custody and is currently being held in Palm Beach County Jail.
Senser is going to need an extremely experienced criminal defense attorney to help him with his case. He has been charged with second-degree murder, which will cost him a very long time in prison.

Second Degree Murder Definition

Second-degree murder is ordinarily defined as

  1. An intentional killing that is not premeditated or planned, nor committed in a reasonable “heat of passion” or
  2. A killing caused by dangerous conduct and the offender’s obvious lack of concern for human life.
Second-degree murder may best be viewed as the middle ground between first-degree murder and voluntary manslaughter.

Criminal Defense

If you have committed any form of serious crime, from aggravated battery to grand theft, to even second-degree murder, you must have a criminal defense lawyer on your side.

A criminal defense lawyer will be your best ally in this situation. He or she will put forth an immense amount of effort to help your case and prevent your situation from getting any worse.
Contact a criminal defense attorney and let him or her help you get a second chance.

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