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Depraved Heart Murder:A killing as a result of gross negligence or what the Model Penal Code calls a "wanton disregard for the value of human life."
A common example of this type of murder is shooting into a train car full of people. The actor may have had no specific target in mind, but the act was so likely to result in a death that it is just as culpable as a calculated killing of a specific person.
Last Updated: 7/9/2015