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.

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  • Clive
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    Write about something you DO know, then.

  • 8 months ago

    Accident is an accident. Involuntary manslaughter requires criminal negligence, etc. So this is just an accident.

  • ricky
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    they would be forced to read your story.

  • 8 months ago

    if he did it on purpose he could go to jail

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  • Carson
    Lv 6
    8 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.

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