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Criminal Resource Manual 1537 Manslaughter Defined

1537

Manslaughter Defined

Section 1112 of Title 18 defines manslaughter as the unlawful killing of a human being without malice. Manslaughter is of two kinds: voluntary and involuntary. Voluntary manslaughter is punishable by imprisonment for not more than ten years or a fine under Title 18, or both, and involuntary manslaughter is punishable by imprisonment for not more than six years, a fine under Title 18, or both.

[cited in USAM 9-65.300]

Updated February 19, 2015