manslaughter


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The unlawful, unjustifiable, and/or inexcusable killing of one human by another, under circumstances lacking premeditation, deliberation, and express or implied malice

manslaughter

Forensic medicine The unlawful, unjustifiable, and/or inexcusable, killing of one human by another, under circumstances lacking premeditation, deliberation, and express or implied malice. See Serial killer. Cf Murder.
Manslaughter  
Voluntary That which is committed voluntarily in a heat of passion
Involuntary That which occurs when a person commits an unlawful act that is not felonious or tending to cause great bodily harm, or when a person is committing a lawful act without due caution or requisite skill–eg a surgeon performing an operation while intoxicated, and inadvertently kills another

manslaughter

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A form of homicide in which the killing of another person is not the result of malice. On occasion, health care professionals who have withheld certain forms of treatment have been charged and convicted of manslaughter. Patients also may be charged with manslaughter (e.g., if failure to follow medical advice not to drive an automobile results in a fatal crash).

manslaughter,

n the act of causing the death of another person; categorized as involuntary or voluntary. Involuntary manslaughter indicates that the death occurred during the course of a crime or as a result of negligence, whereas voluntary manslaughter involves a suicide pact, incitement, or diminished respon-sibility.
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Under the Danishpenal code, manslaughter is used to describe the deliberate killing of a person and there is no distinction between manslaughter and murder.
He added the decision to accept guilty pleas to the alternative manslaughter charge had been discussed with the victim's family and investigating officers.
So once Akers completes her full 75-month sentence for second-degree manslaughter and begins the assault sentence, she will be able to accumulate time off for good behavior and for other prison programs not available under Measure 11 sentences.
Upon completion of the investigation and following consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service, the mine manager, Malcolm Fyfield has today been charged with four counts of gross negligence manslaughter.
The O'Keefe case resulted in the seaman's manslaughter conviction of a tugboat captain whose wife drowned in the Mississippi River after the vessel capsised.
Prosecutors have seven days to decide whether to pursue a re-trial on the manslaughter allegation.
MPs approved amendments that would result in jail sentences of up to three years for manslaughter, as well as an undisclosed fine to be determined by a court.
Homicide is the class under which murder and manslaughter are classified.
Last year also saw the introduction of the definitive sentencing guidelines, which state that the appropriate fine for corporate manslaughter will seldom be less than pounds 500,000 and may be measured in millions of pounds.
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