Originally Posted by AlixJ18
Because there was no plan to carry it out, it was in the moment which is what second degree is, which is fine to me as long as the charges are not brought down. That's what they usually do to people is give them a huge charge because they might plead down, and often it's extremely ridiculous, like someone was charged with first degree murder for what amounts to manslaughter. The DA swore he would not be lowering the charges, he would also have to accept or reject any plea agreement, so i'm assuming he would reject any that would give him a lesser charge.
I have never really understood that.
If I plan to kill you and do it (purely hypothetical, no need to crawl up in a corner and cry then report it as a threat, I DO NOT HAVE ANY REASON TO COMMIT SUCH AN ACTION) anyway, I plan, I kill. In this case I have perceived you doing something so wrong to me that I talked myself into retaliation, and planned it. in other words, in my mind I had justification for the kill.
but a lessor charge would be if I just walked up in the street and shot you because,, Well, because you were there, Ive never met you, you have never wronged me, and I have no reason to hold anything against you.. yet, I walk up and kill you.
To me, the second is more of a threat to society, and because of that I think that it should have the harsher punishment.