About Homicide

The Homicide Unit consists of the most experienced trial Deputy District Attorneys in the office. The unit prosecutes murder and voluntary manslaughter cases. 

Murder is the intentional killing of another human being with a state of mind called malice aforethought.  Murder can be in the first or second degree and the punishments range from life in prison to the death penalty.  The murder cases also include the killing of victims by defendants that drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol, also known as Watson Murder.