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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"Nothing inCarter I, our decision today, or our earlier involuntary manslaughter cases involving verbal conduct suggests that involuntary manslaughter prosecutions could be brought in these very different contexts without raising important First Amendment concerns," Kafker wrote.
Another interesting point to draw our attention upon is the crime of involuntary manslaughter. The crime of involuntary manslaughter occurs when the agent has no intention (mens rea) of committing murder.
Eliaderani was initially put on trial for murder, but after a more than weeklong trial in March 2010, jurors deliberated 14 hours before convicting him of the lesser charge of involuntary manslaughter.
To reach a guilty verdict for involuntary manslaughter -- meaning Murray killed Jackson but he did so without malice -- jurors must believe that whatever the doctor did to Jackson went beyond an accident and was criminally negligent.
The Prosecutor General is demanding the harshest sentence for the eight workers for involuntary manslaughter and has submitted evidence supporting the claim, while on the other hand, the defense committee has pleaded not guilty.
Caceres' case found him guilty of the less serious charge of involuntary manslaughter, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in state prison.
In February, an Allegheny County (PA) jury convicted a former nursing home administrator of involuntary manslaughter and sentenced her to 22-44 months in prison, stemming from the death of an Alzheimer's-afflicted resident.
The owner and captain of a dinner cruise boat that capsized in March, leaving 58 dead including 15 Britons, will go on trial this month on charges of involuntary manslaughter, Bahrain's public prosecutor said.
French prosecutors have said that Perrier has been placed under investigation for involuntary manslaughter over the crash of the Air France Concorde in 2000.
An American reservist disclosed that rough treatment of prisoners was standard operating procedure at Bagram Air Base at his March military hearing on charges of involuntary manslaughter in the deaths of two Afghan detainees.
She was freed after an appeal judge reduced the conviction to involuntary manslaughter.
In the ensuing criminal action, Greenfield pleaded guilty and was sentenced on counts of involuntary manslaughter, abuse of a corpse and unlawful delivery of heroin.

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