A 43-year-old prostitute was arrested Saturday for allegedly stabbing her pimp to death in his Las Vegas residence. She reportedly told police he threatened to kill her, which is why she struck back. The prostitute faces charges for committing the Nevada crime of murder with a deadly weapon.
The Nevada crime of murder is divided into two degrees: First and second. First degree murder comprises premeditated killing as well as homicide committed in perpetration of a felony ("felony-murder"). Second degree murder comprises extremely reckless killing (such as playing Russian Roulette with a loaded gun). Typical defenses include mistaken identity or self-defense.