Category: Manslaughter

Manslaughter and Drug Overdoses

A pre-filed bill in the South Carolina legislature would spell out that the offense of involuntary manslaughter applies to drug dealers whose customers die from an overdose, and it would increase the penalty for involuntary manslaughter from a maximum of five years to a maximum of 15 years in prison.  The bill would add the [..]

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Manslaughter in South Carolina

Manslaughter Defined There are two types of manslaughter in South Carolina and one of them is voluntary manslaughter. South Carolina statute defines voluntary manslaughter as the “unlawful killing without malice, express or implied.” (See S.C. Code § 16-3-50).  Elements of Voluntary Manslaughter Explained Voluntary manslaughter is often described as a “heat of passion killing.” A [..]

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