In the end the point is moot for the victim, but sometimes, murder wouldn't be the specific target of the offender.
Quite often, it is "simply" an act of violence that exceeds the victims physical capacity to tolerate it.
Or a blow in such a place that is fatal - without the intent at the time.
yes the intent is to cause harm. But my point is, language begets behaviour.
Langage against women or a racial group becomes behaviour against that group. That can evolve to violent behaviour. And sometimes this results in the death of the victim.
I'm not saying it's OK. Of course not. But we beed to remember that quite often these deaths are the result of violence that stems from a life of developing an attitude towards this person or fgroup, which probably just started with langage and observation.
Only a small subset of deaths are from someone actually going in with the INTENT to murder and nothing else.
Sublte but important psychological difference when you are exploring solutions.
For example, acceptance of language that describes women as only sexual objects can, in cases, lead to rape if the mindest of the person becomes such that they feel entitled to use that woman only for sex.