involuntary manslaughter


Definition of 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 Earlier this month, 36-year-old Antonio Vecchiola pleaded guilty to a single count of involuntary manslaughter. Chris Harris,, 18 Oct. 2021 After the incident, the company pleaded guilty to 84 counts of involuntary manslaughter and was forced to file for bankruptcy. Siladitya Ray, Forbes, 12 Oct. 2021 The company filed for bankruptcy and pleaded guilty to 84 counts of involuntary manslaughter., 12 Oct. 2021 Their statements to police led to Harris pleading guilty on Sept. 20 to two counts of involuntary manslaughter in the deaths of Aramis Roey and Adrian Wallace. Adam Ferrise, cleveland, 8 Oct. 2021 On Tuesday afternoon, authorities announced that involuntary manslaughter charges had been filed against Refugio Manuel Jimenez Jr. and Angelina Renee Jimenez in connection with the fire. Justin Ray, Los Angeles Times, 22 July 2021 In a brief statement, the Marines confirmed the involuntary manslaughter conviction, and corresponding dishonorable discharge, of Lance Corporal Samuel London., 21 June 2021 In October 2020, a Fairfax County grand jury indicted the pair on involuntary manslaughter charges. Matthew Barakat, Star Tribune, 15 June 2021 If the utility is convicted of involuntary manslaughter, the punishment would be a fine for each person killed in the Zogg Fire last year near the city of Redding., 24 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of involuntary manslaughter

1792, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of involuntary manslaughter was in 1792

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22 Oct 2021

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“Involuntary manslaughter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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Legal Definition of involuntary manslaughter

— see manslaughter


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