Comment: murder/vouluntary manslaughter

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murder/vouluntary manslaughter

"The essential distinction between the two offenses is that malice aforethought must be present for murder, whereas it must be absent for manslaughter"

I guess, in other words, since the cop didn't come through the door with the express intent of killing the boy they didn't charge him with murder.

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