involuntary manslaughter

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An offence of homicide that lacks the malice aforethought required for murder. Compare voluntary manslaughter where the defendant has the malice aforethought for murder but has a partial defence which reduces the offence to manslaughter. The categories of involuntary manslaughter are: unlawful act manslaughter, gross negligence manslaughter, and reckless manslaughter.

Subjects: Law.

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