Mother charged with murder after daughter accidently kills herself
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June 24th, 2013 (10:32 PM). Edited June 24th, 2013 by Mr. X.
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We share similar ones, but split manslaughter into two kinds - Voluntary, and involuntary.
The laws differ a bit because of this.
First degree remains, pretty much, the same in the US.
Second Degree is split into Second Degree and Voluntary Manslaughter. The diffrence between the two depends on if the person was emotionally of mentally distressed when they commit the crime. Voluntary is sometimes called Third Degree murder.
In the US, Involuntary Manslaughter would be similar to Manslaughter in Canada but at the same time more broad. For the US, it would be for unintended deaths caused by the intentional or negligent actions of another. This definition is what lets a person be charged due to their inaction or idiocy.
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