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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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Sir Brian Leveson, who heard the appeal with two other judges, ordered that Rebelo must stand trial on a single charge of gross negligence manslaughter.
The state argued that if the voluntary manslaughter conviction were reversed, the case should be remanded for a new trial on the charge of involuntary manslaughter, but the court denied the request for retrial, saying it would violate the double jeopardy clause of the Fifth Amendment.
The jury found Stay guilty of first-degree manslaughter and fifth-degree assault, but found him not guilty of first-degree assault.
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As a result I now direct you to return a not guilty verdict upon the charge of gross negligence manslaughter against Dr Rudling."
"We decided that the defendant could no longer receive a fair trial so offered no further evidence, resulting in the judge directing that the defendant was acquitted of the offence of manslaughter."
The couple's son, Geoffrey Bulman, 45, of Stratford Grove West, had been previously charged with his murder but was cleared by a jury at Newcastle Crown Court in August, and now faces a retrial on an alternative charge of manslaughter.
Davis testified during the manslaughter trial that one of his victims actually had been driving Davis' pickup when it crashed, a claim that prosecutors said amounted to perjury.
Legal observers blamed the hung jury on the lack of a manslaughter option.
The manslaughter trial of a mine manager accused in the deaths of four miners in Q3 2011 at a South Wales coal mine began during March at the Swansea Crown Court.
David Dewhurst on Thursday directed the Senate Criminal Justice Committee to study sentencing in cases of intoxication manslaughter.
London, July 21 ( ANI ): Five people convicted of manslaughter over the Costa Concordia shipwreck off Giglio island are not likely to go to jail and be replaced with community service.