It can become confusing to determine the difference between manslaughter and murder. Therefore, our solicitors have given some examples of manslaughter below to help you better understand.
Peter got caught in a street fight with someone who shoved him. As a result, Peter punched the person in the head, which caused the person to fall unconscious and later pass away in hospital. In this instance, Peter will likely face a manslaughter charge as it’s sufficient to believe that he didn’t intend to kill the other person.
Mary is driving her car down the motorway. While driving her car, she’s texting on her phone, which causes her to veer off into another vehicle. A passenger in the other vehicle hit collided heads with another passenger, which cause one of them to die. In this circumstance, Mary will likely face a manslaughter charge.
Jackson stole a 73-year-old lady’s handbag while intimidating her with a fake gun. The lady has a heart condition, and as a result of the event, the lady had a heart attack and passed away. In this instance, Jackson will likely face a manslaughter charge as it’s sufficient to believe that he didn’t intend to kill the lady.
Larissa has come home to find her husband committing adultery. Therefore, Larissa picks up a knife and stabs her partner twice in the spur of the moment. Larissa will likely face a voluntary manslaughter charge in this instance, as Larissa intentionally killed her husband in the heat of the moment without premeditation.