What is the punishment for underage, accidental/involuntary manslaughter? Is there a punishment at all?
For example, what would the sentence be for a 16 year old boy who was chopping vegetables and turned around too quickly and stabbed someone? Totally unrealistic, I know, but it's for a story I'm writing.
- CliveLv 78 months ago
Write about something you DO know, then.
- SlickterpLv 78 months ago
Accident is an accident. Involuntary manslaughter requires criminal negligence, etc. So this is just an accident.
- rickyLv 78 months ago
they would be forced to read your story.
- Pearl LLv 78 months ago
if he did it on purpose he could go to jail
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- CarsonLv 68 months ago
It would not rise to man slaughter. Maybe negligent homicide. Assault with gracious bodily harm resulting in death would be the closest. And the wording would be different for every jurisdiction.
Not knowing your character's background he would probably get off with counseling.