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Murther is the unlesum killin, wi malice aforethocht, o anither human, an generally this state o mynd distinguishes murther frae ither forms o unlesum homicide (sic as manslaughter). As the loss o a human bein inflicts enormous grief upon the individuals close tae the victim, as well as the fact that the commission o a murrher is heichlie detrimental tae the guid order athin society, maist societies baith present an in antiquity hae considerit it a maist serious creeme worthy o the hairskest o punishment. In maist kintras, a person convictit o murther is teepically gien a lang preeson sentence, possibly a life sentence whaur permittit, an in some kintras, the daith penalty mey be imposit for sic an act — tho this practice is becomin less common.[1] In maist kintras, thare is no statute o limitations for murther (nae time leemit for prosecutin someane for murther). A person who commits murther is cried a murtherer.[2]

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  1. Tran, Mark (28 Mairch 2011). "China and US among top punishers but death penalty in decline". The Guardian. London.
  2. Definition of murderer in Merriam Webster's Online Dictionary (2009). Retrieved on 2009-05-17.

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