What’s Voluntary Manslaughter, the Punishment, the Defenses?

Whenever someone is charged or arrested for murder, voluntary manslaughter may be an alternate charge that is negotiated or possible.  Sometimes, for example in a car accident, it may be what the prosecutor originally charges the defendant with because murder charges are unsupported.  What are the defenses to voluntary manslaughter?  What is the punishment?  What must be proven by the prosecutor to obtain a conviction?  Click on the following link to read a short article that answers these questions.


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