Killing is Wrong

By: Emma Morris and Aidan Petty

Synonyms

  • respect human life
  • you have no right to take someone's life for your own benefit
  • You shall not kill (6th commandment)
  • Mala in se - Killing is known to be wrong

Case

Death of Pamela Shelley, 2001

This case was of a woman named Pamela Shelly who supposedly committed suicide and died en route to the hospital from a bullet wound in her head. It was found that she must have committed suicide but the case was re-opened 7 years afterward and it was found the she physically could not have committed suicide, someone else murdered her.

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Laws/Rules

Virginia Code Section 18.2-32 states, "Murder... by any willful, deliberate, and premeditated killing, or in the commission of, or attempt... is punishable as a Class 2 felony."

Misconceptions

There is no real misconception for knowing that murder is wrong. The people who commit murders even know it is wrong because then they hide out from authority for getting punished. People may think that murder is ok but there will always be consequences.

Top five list

1. Genocide

2. Innocent people getting killed.

3. Human Trafficking.

4. War- large groups of people being executed

5. Killing of animals ;(