What is the difference between murder and manslaughter??
Manslaughter is when someone is acting negligently or stupidly or disregarding safety laws and thereby results in the death of someone. For example, the guy whose speeding caused the accident that killed my 17 yr old daughter a few years ago. If he would have purposely took aim at her car, then that would have been murder.
Murder is usually premeditated, I.e. planned. Manslaughter isn't, so the punishment is lighter. The kind of manslaughter that still gets you in jail could be lashing out at someone in anger, or meaning to only hurt someone but ending up killing them.
murder is when you kill someone and you took time to plan it out. manslaughter is when you kill someone at the moment, like if someone tried to stab you, you take a knife and stab him. hope this helps :)
Murder is when you kill with malicious intent I.e. pre meditated
manslaughter is killing with out intent I.e. self defense, crime of passion
Yay law class came in handy! haha.
manslaughter is when you kill someone by accident I think or "without malice" - so without spite