I'm flattered that you'd want me to beta for you. I'd be up to do that. Unfortunately, I am in the middle of exam periods right now, as uni is determined to make my life hell before they give me a degree. Therefore, I fear I would be a very unreliable beta.
If you don't mind, I'll just follow your story in the WbA, and when I find the time and motvation to do so, I'll comment and critique as I have done. Maybe in the summer I'll have more time again.
Speaking of which, I had no idea you didn't have a larger choice than just "murder." Is there any differentiation between person who, in a bet with another guy, hits him (stupid drinking games, maybe), and he falls and hits his head and dies, and the person who brutally kills his wife with a butcher knife, or is it both "Murder?"
There are different crimes, yeah. If you have the intent to kill and perform the crime and it's not murder (which has very specific additional requirements, e.g. malice or "unusual" brutality), it's manslaughter. In the case of the accidental death, it's probably only negligent homicide; because there was no intent to kill.
Don't pin me down on the expressions, though -- the point is precisely that the English and Continental European legal systems don't match.
Don't know if you've been following the Zimmerman shit too closely or not but if you have check out this site called Jezebel.com. I am having way too much fun tweaking these people. It's some radical feminist blog drivel but its a damned gold mine of lulz if you're willing to get creative.