What are the differences...

What are the differences in the following:

Jesus died
Jesus was killed
Jesus was murdered

What would the connotations be if you heard each of these? Would there be a difference or are these three phrases "saying" the same thing? Is there a difference at all?

I am not sure people in the pew care much about this sort of stuff but, I think the way I talk about Jesus and how he died makes a difference in how I understand Jesus' message and mission. Does this sort of distinction matter to anyone else?