manslaughter, or killing without a motive, carries a lighter sentence.
Selling drugs in cahoots with a childhood friend, a disagreement led to manslaughter by gunshot.
On Monday, she was sentenced to 41 months in prison for manslaughter.
Hickok was on trial for manslaughter, and the judge gave the jury two instructions.
After four years, two trials, an adoption, and multiple jury scandals, polo mogul John Goodman was found guilty of manslaughter.
Gizur told him that he ought to give notice of the suit for manslaughter, and bade him speak up, so that all might hear him well.
The most I can hope for is to make 'em drop that manslaughter case.
This old hypocrite and scoundrel has been denying in the pulpit that he was ever convicted of manslaughter or branded!
"They were just about to try him for manslaughter when I left England," said Stanhope, laughing.
It is then one of the cases where manslaughter may be considered innocent, and justified by the right of personal self-defense.
mid-14c., " act, crime, or sin of killing another human being," in battle or not, from man (n.) + slaughter (n.). Replaced Old English mannslæht (Anglian), mannslieht (West Saxon), from slæht, slieht "act of killing" (see slay). Etymologically identical with homicide, but in legal use usually distinguished from murder and restricted to "simple homicide."
The unlawful killing of a person, without malice or premeditation. Involuntary manslaughter is accidental, such as running into someone with a car. Voluntary manslaughter is committed in the “heat of passion,” as in a spontaneous fight in which one person is killed by a strong blow. Manslaughter is usually considered less serious than murder. Both murder and manslaughter are types of homicide.