involuntary manslaughter


: manslaughter resulting from the failure to perform a legal duty expressly required to safeguard human life, from the commission of an unlawful act not constituting a felony, or from the commission of a lawful act in a negligent or improper manner

Examples of involuntary manslaughter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Jennifer Crumbley guilty of involuntary manslaughter in Oxford school shooting The jury has found Jennifer Crumbley guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the 2021 Oxford High School shooting. Elissa Robinson, Detroit Free Press, 11 June 2024 His father, Andrew Freund Sr., was convicted of involuntary manslaughter, concealment of a homicide and aggravated battery of a child, and is serving 30 years. Robert McCoppin, Chicago Tribune, 6 June 2024 His legal team has accused prosecutors of an abuse of power and placed the blame on armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, who has already been convicted of involuntary manslaughter and sentenced to 18 months in prison for the tragedy. Jennifer Zhan, Vulture, 4 June 2024 The film’s armorer, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, has since been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter. Sara Vallone, Miami Herald, 4 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for involuntary manslaughter 

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Word History

First Known Use

1792, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of involuntary manslaughter was in 1792

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“Involuntary manslaughter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

Legal Definition

involuntary manslaughter

see manslaughter

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