Violent Crimes Voluntary manslaughter of unborn child

On Behalf of | Apr 4, 2018 | Violent Crimes

Violent Crimes such as Voluntary Manslaughter of an unborn child are extremely serious crimes. Assault Crimes Voluntary Manslaughter is a charge accusing a criminal defendant of killing another person, in the case of this statute an unborn child. In order to be found guilty of this crime, the government must prove the following criminal elements beyond a reasonable doubt: First that the defendant killed an unborn child without. Second that the killing occurred without lawful justification (such as arguably performing an abortion in the capacity as a doctor). Third, at the time of the killing of an unborn child the defendant was acting under a sudden and intense passion resulting from serious provocation by: either the mother of the unborn child whom the actor endeavors to kill. Meaning the defendant was trying to kill the mother, but he accidentally causes the death of the unborn child; or the defendant was trying to kill another person, but accidently causes the death of the unborn child.

Violent Crimes such as Voluntary Manslaughter of an Unborn Child can be found in the crimes code. aggravated assault Specifically, the criminal elements for this very serious crime can be found in section 2605 of the Pennsylvania Crimes Code under Title 18. The main aspect of this crime, is that this crime is typically charged when a criminal defendant is charged with either first or second degree murder. Voluntary Manslaughter charges come about when the accused states and admits that he killed an unborn child, but he only did so because the child’s mother did something that made him act instantaneously and in the heat of passion. As a result of the mother’s actions, he accidently killed the unborn child. Finally, there is a justification defense to this charge where the accused can argue that he only accidently killed the unborn child because he was trying to defend himself against an attack from the mother of the unborn child.

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