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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Both men were found guilty of negligent manslaughter and grievous bodily harm following the accident in June 1999 on the Salzach River near Salzburg.
The owner and manager of the four-star Louis Corcyra Hotel, as well as two maintenance staff, will face negligent manslaughter charges over their deaths.
The state prosecutor was considering charges of negligent manslaughter.
In April of this year a magistrate's court in Athens found Pantazis, Kikkides, Stoimenov and chief British engineer Alan Irwin, guilty of negligent manslaughter, a misdemeanour.
Prosecutor Mr Alfons Grevener said his office was considering possible charges of negligent manslaughter against the construction firm or train operator.
The defendants were found guilty of negligent manslaughter, a misdemeanour.
Last Friday a magistrate's court in Greece found Helios' managing director Demetris Pantazis, flight operations manager Giorgos Kikkides, Bulgarian chief pilot Ianko Stoimenov and chief British engineer Alan Irwin, guilty of negligent manslaughter, a misdemeanour.
The four, Helios' managing director Demetris Pantazis, flight operations manager Giorgos Kikkides, Bulgarian chief pilot Ianko Stoimenov and chief British engineer Alan Irwin, were found guilty of negligent manslaughter, a misdemeanor.
They faced charges of negligent manslaughter, which under Greek law carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison.