When you are facing murder charges, the inarguable fact should be that a death has occurred. This should be indisputable. If this is not the case, there should never be a conviction. This is because, in order to place an accusation of guilt against someone to the level that they are sentenced and convicted, there must not be even an iota of doubt. So, assuming a death has occurred and a person is charged with murder, the degree in which the murder is classified can make a monumental difference when it comes to the sentencing phase.