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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Involuntary manslaughter is an unintentional killing resulting from willful, wanton or reckless conduct.
Liltz pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in her daughter's death and was sentenced to four years in prison by Cook County Judge Joel Greenblatt in 2016.
Murray was convicted last month of involuntary manslaughter, or gross negligence, after admitting he gave the pop star nightly doses of the anesthetic propofol in June 2009 to help him sleep.
The maximum sentence for a charge of involuntary manslaughter was handed to the doctor as the judge said that he had engaged in a 'horrible cycle of medicine' and committed a 'horrific violation of trust', the Telegraph reported.
The competing versions of Jackson's death and Murray's role in it were laid out in opening statements at the physician's involuntary manslaughter trial.
PROSECUTORS investigating Michael Jackson's death plan to charge the singer's doctor with involuntary manslaughter, a source said.
The Associated Press News Agency quoted an American law enforcement official as saying prosecutors plan to charge Dr Conrad Murray with involuntary manslaughter.
If you get in a high school fight and a guy falls down and hits his head and dies, it is involuntary manslaughter,'' said H.
Lawyers are seeking a verdict of unlawful killing through involuntary manslaughter.
Knoller was convicted on all counts, including involuntary manslaughter and second-degree murder, only the third time in the United States that a dog owner has been found guilty of murder in a mauling case.
POLICE investigating the sinking of the Solway Harvester yesterday said they are considering bringing charges of involuntary manslaughter.
DAKAR: The founder of French holiday company Club Med and his son were given suspended prison sentences yesterday after being convicted of involuntary manslaughter.

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