Ahhhhhhh, that explains it!  In the US, Mord translates to 1st degree murder, and Totschlag translates to 2nd degree murder.

Manslaughter is used for death that is either accidental (but unnecessarily so, for example where someone was acting reckless), or in certain cases deliberate but due to extreme provocation (but where it is not because of defense of life).

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