RCW 9A.32.010 defines homicide as “the killing of a human being by the act, procurement, or omission of another, death occurring at any time,” and is either (1) murder, (2) homicide by abuse, (3) manslaughter, (4) excusable homicide, or (5) justifiable homicide. The classifications of killing a person vary so greatly that the penalties range… Read More

First degree assault is defined to encompass many acts, all of which must include malicious intent. Malicious intent is a mental process possessed by an offender, out of which manifested actions are designed to produce great bodily harm or death to the victim. In other words, the offender was motivated by a mental process which… Read More