Is it still murder if you killed the person that was about to kill your friend in front you?

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  • 3 years ago

    No, that's self-defense.

  • 3 years ago

    It is a murder but its a murder to save someone. Law will deal this act differently. You may not get any punishment rather you will be considered a hero. But a lawyer can give you a better advice.

  • Murzy
    Lv 7
    3 years ago

    justifiable homicide

  • 3 years ago

    Homicide is the taking of a human life by another human. The issue is whether or not it is criminal or justified. Justifiable homicide takes place during self defense or defense of another. Unjustified homicide is murder.

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  • Bob
    Lv 7
    3 years ago

    depends on the situation, did that person already hit/attack your friend? Was your friend in immediate danger of continued attack? If so then no it is not murder. If not, it could be murder

  • 3 years ago

    Oh come on.

  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    No. It would be justifiable homicide, or at least that would be your defense if the D.A. pursued charges for murder.

  • 3 years ago

    Technically speaking, yes it is still murder. It would have been self defense if your friend who was about to get killed got up to kill his killer. But don't feel bad by seeing it as murder think of it as you being his freaking "guardian angel"

  • Bruce
    Lv 7
    3 years ago

    If you were acting in self defense or defense of another it would be called justifiable homicide, not murder.

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