voluntary manslaughter

Definition of "voluntary manslaughter"
  1. The act of killing another person intentionally, but without premeditation or malice, often in a situation of sudden provocation or while in a state of strong emotion
How to use "voluntary manslaughter" in a sentence
  1. The defendant was charged with voluntary manslaughter after he admitted to losing his temper and causing the victim's death.
  2. In the trial, the prosecution argued that the defendant's actions amounted to voluntary manslaughter, not premeditated murder.
  3. The jury found the defendant guilty of voluntary manslaughter, noting the absence of premeditation in the act.

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