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How do i know if a fact pattern is about depraved indifference murder or voluntary manslaughter?
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Those fact patterns would seem totally different. Voluntary manslaughter is a situation where the killing happened on purpose, but the defendant (may have) had a good reason.

By contrast, DI murder is a situation where the killing isn't clearly on purpose, but is actually the result of wildly reckless (and even worse than reckless) behavior on the part of D.
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