What Does Manslaughter Mean?


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Fred Hamill Profile
Fred Hamill answered
Manslaughter means homicide; it is committing murder with the intent of actually doing so. Laws define Manslaughter as criminal culpability, or the murderous state of mind of a person (this state is called Malice), also known as malice aforethought.

Manslaughter is broken down in to two categories; Voluntary manslaughter and Involuntary manslaughter. Voluntary Manslaughter involves the intention to kill or cause serious harm to the victim however all this is defined by the state of mind of a persons state of mind.

One of the most famous examples is known as the 'Heat of Passion Killing', the most common example of this type of killing is, finding a spouse in the arms of a lover. Involuntary Manslaughter is where the murder is done by an accident or unintentionally.
Tori Brown Profile
Tori Brown answered
Manslaughter is a legal term for the killing of a human being, in a manner considered by law as less culpable than murder
Nicole Bortolotti Profile
It means killed gruesomely
ana castillo Profile
ana castillo answered
Manslaughter means homicide without malice aforethought.= )

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