Crime Case: Murder or Manslaughter
Based on the case study provided, define whether the actions of a woman were murder or manslaughter.
Amber, returning home from work, mistakenly parks her car on the wrong level of her Dallas apartment complex and enters Bo’s apartment, thinking that it is her own. When she sees Bo, she assumes that he is an intruder and fatally shoots him, using a gun that she carries for protection. There is no evidence that Bo acted aggressively toward Amber, and a medical examiner determined that he was either getting up or seated when he was shot. Would you charge Amber with murder or manslaughter if it were your decision? Would you determine that Amber legally used deadly force?