It doesn’t matter what the “intent” is. That doesn’t matter a wit. It’s what the interpretation and inferences made by the other side are!!
“Judge I didn’t intend to kill my wife when we argued and I waved a gun around — it just went off accidentally when she picked up the butch knife and tried to cut my gun hand off”
“Sorry Son, you acted rashly and irresponsibly — 30 years to life! Next case!”