Thrill Killing Law and Legal Definition

Thrill killing is a term used to describe a premeditated murder committed by a person just for the sheer excitement of the act. The killer does not suffer from any kind of mental instability.

The term “thrill killing” is also used in the context of killing wildlife where animals are slayed for fun sake. Recently this disturbing phenomenon has become increasingly prevalent and the trend is gaining national attention. Thrill killing usually involve youths between the age group of 14 to 23. They gather in groups with the intent of killing as many animals as possible [Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources]. Wildlife conservation agencies/organizations have initiated steps to stop thrill killing of wildlife.