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The killing of a person without malice aforethought but with either the intention to commit an unlawful act that leads to an unintended death, or with an otherwise murderous intent that is extenuated by some partial defense, such as acting under the influence of an extreme emotional disturbance occasioned by a substantial provocation on the part of the victim.
From Middle English manslaÈter, manslauter, equivalent to man +"Ž slaughter, or taken as an adaptation of Old English mannslieht, mannsleaht (“homicide"), from mann (“man, person") +"Ž slieht, sleaht (“stroke, slaying"), see manslaught. Cognate with Scotsmanslauchter (“homicide").
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Steve tells Catherine he wants to plead manslaughter on grounds of temporary insanity, but she looks dubious about the idea.
There was a conviction for manslaughter.
Gayheart settled a civil suit with the boys' family out of court and received three years' probation, community service, a license suspension and a small fine when she pleaded no contest to charges of vehicular manslaughter.
Jackson had reportedly taken multiple prescription drugs for pain, but his personal physician was charged with involuntary manslaughter in 2010 with administering a fatal cocktail of drugs, which brought on cardiac arrest.
Legal experts around the country state that Murray is being charged with involuntary manslaughter as opposed to murder because he did not willfully or purposefully intend to cause the death of Michael Jackson.