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Depraved Heart Murder

Depraved heart murder is the unintentional killing resulting from conduct that is extremely negligent or grossly reckless such that it demonstrates the perpetrator's disregard for human life. Examples of depraved heart murder include: 1) shooting a firearm into a crowded bus or train, 2) playing Russian roulette, and 3) speeding down a sidewalk (to avoid a traffic jam) in an extremely dangerous manner on a busy street where many pedestrians are walking.