In legal terms, what's the difference between murder and homicide?
Homicide is a general term that means the killing of one person by another person. Murder is a specific crime that describes certain types of homicides under Kansas laws.
First-degree murder means killing someone either
a) intentionally with premeditation or b) during the commission of an inherently dangerous felony.
Second-degree murder means killing someone either a) intentionally but without premeditation, or b) unintentionally while showing "extreme indifference to the value of human life."
Voluntary manslaughter, involuntary manslaughter and vehicular homicide all are types of homicides that aren't murders.