2021 Indiana Code
Title 35. Criminal Law and Procedure
Article 42. Offenses Against the Person
Chapter 1. Homicide
35-42-1-3. Voluntary Manslaughter

Universal Citation: IN Code § 35-42-1-3 (2021)

Sec. 3. (a) A person who knowingly or intentionally:

(1) kills another human being; or

(2) except as provided in section 6.5 of this chapter, kills a fetus in any stage of development;

while acting under sudden heat commits voluntary manslaughter, a Level 2 felony.

(b) The existence of sudden heat is a mitigating factor that reduces what otherwise would be murder under section 1(1) of this chapter to voluntary manslaughter.

As added by Acts 1976, P.L.148, SEC.2. Amended by Acts 1977, P.L.340, SEC.27; P.L.321-1987, SEC.1; P.L.261-1997, SEC.4; P.L.158-2013, SEC.413; P.L.203-2018, SEC.2.

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