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).
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PENAL CODE [section] 49.08 (Vernon 2006) (stating that the offense of Intoxication Manslaughter is a second degree felony); TEX.
Dewhurst directed the committee to focus on cases in which adults and juvenile offenders convicted of intoxication manslaughter were not imprisoned and were instead granted probation charges, stressing the need for recommendations that detail appropriate punishment.
Intoxication manslaughter is a second-degree felony in Texas and is punishable by two to 20 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine, according to the Texas Penal Code, but some offenders are granted probation.
Once it was learned that the passenger of his vehicle had died as a result of the crash, Price-Brent was booked into the Irving City Jail on one count of Intoxication Manslaughter."
The bill would make the criminality of failure to stop and render aid equal to that of intoxication manslaughter. Watson said doing so gives drivers an incentive to remain at the scene of an accident, and "do the right thing."
Watson's bill would make the criminality consistent with intoxication manslaughter, and would give drivers an "incentive" to stay at the accident site, Watson said.