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What happens to a person guilty of manslaughter while using self-defence?
Someone approaches me with a weapon, most likely a cold weapon.
I panic and kill them as a result of self-defence and fear for my life.
I am charged with manslaughter, not murder.
What happens to me?
- CJLv 69 years agoFavorite Answer
If it's self-defense, you won't be charged with anything. If you just plain kill someone, not in self-defense, that's murder, not manslaughter. If you shoot your weapon in the air, the round falls and accidently kills someone, that's manslaughter.
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- 9 years ago
Self defense is a defense usable in the court of law. You should not be penalized.
- 9 years ago
If there's enough evidence that he was going to kill u, u won't get jailed, but if the 'jury' says u killed him on purpose, ur gonna be doing hard time