What is the punishment for an underage, accidental murder? Is there a punishment at all?
For example, what would a 17 year old be charged if he was like running with scissors and someone came out of nowhere and he accidentally stabbed them and they died? This is so random but I'm wondering for a book I'm writing haha.
- SlickterpLv 78 months ago
That is an accident, not a murder. Look up some definitions.
- CliveLv 78 months ago
Real authors write about what they know.
- heleneLv 78 months ago
A murder is never accidental. Ask your middle school English teacher to explain it to you and show you how the dictionary works.
Your scenario is completely preposterous, by the way.
- Anonymous8 months ago
Depends on where you live. In most of the US, they'd be charged as an adult with involuntary manslaughter or negligent homicide. In my state, the punishment for negligent homicide is up to five years in prison.