Homicides in San Diego County went up 12% last year, according to this San Diego Union Tribune article

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Murder is the most serious violent crime a person can be charged with and the charge carries the harshest possible penalties including life in prison or even the death penalty.
California Penal Code Section 187(a) defines murder as “the unlawful killing of a human being or fetus with malice aforethought.” Malice aforethought requires the offender possess the intent to kill and that intent must be the result of a pre-existing reflection and not upon a sudden heat of passion. 

Do Not Wait to Call a San Diego Homicide Defense Lawyer

Vista and San Diego violent crime attorney, Ken Elliott, is dedicated to establishing a proper defense so you suffer none of the penalties a conviction would bring. These consist of fines, restitution, restraining orders, and felony convictions that could result in a “strike” on your record and substantially add to your prison sentence.