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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw & Ethics · 9 years ago

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?

4 Answers

  • CJ
    Lv 6
    9 years ago
    Favorite 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.

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

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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

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