Manslaughter

There are two degrees of Manslaughter. The degree is determined by elements such as how the death is caused and the intent and state of mind of the defendant.

  • Recklessly causing the death someone,
  • Committing an abortion which causes a woman's death unless the abortion is justified, or
  • Intentionally causing or aiding someone to commit suicide.
  • Intending to cause serious physical injury but causing the death of someone,
  • Intentionally causing the death someone while under the influence of extreme emotional disturbance,
  • Committing an abortion upon a woman who is more than 24 weeks pregnant which causes her death unless the abortion is justified, or
  • Recklessly engaging in conduct which creates a grave risk of serious physical injury to someone less than 11 years old and causes his death.

Aggravated Manslaughter

There are two degrees of Aggravated Manslaughter. The degree is determined by elements such as the intent and state of mind of the defendant.

  • Recklessly causing the death of a police officer or peace officer.
  • Intending to cause serious physical injury to a police officer or peace officer, but causing the death of the officer, or
  • Intentionally causing the death of a police officer or peace officer, while under the influence of extreme emotional disturbance.
  • Intending to cause serious physical injury to a police officer or peace officer, but causing the death of the First Degree officer, or
  • Intentionally causing the death of a police officer or peace officer, while under the influence of extreme emotional disturbance.
 
 

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