2014 Kansas Statutes
Chapter 21 CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS
Article 54 CRIMES AGAINST PERSONS
21-5405 Involuntary manslaughter.

KS Stat § 21-5405 (2014) What's This?

21-5405. Involuntary manslaughter. (a) Involuntary manslaughter is the killing of a human being committed:

(1) Recklessly;

(2) in the commission of, or attempt to commit, or flight from any felony, other than an inherently dangerous felony as defined in K.S.A. 2014 Supp. 21-5402, and amendments thereto, that is enacted for the protection of human life or safety or a misdemeanor that is enacted for the protection of human life or safety, including acts described in K.S.A. 8-1566 and subsection (a) of 8-1568, and amendments thereto, but excluding the acts described in K.S.A. 8-1567, and amendments thereto;

(3) in the commission of, or attempt to commit, or flight from an act described in K.S.A. 8-1567, and amendments thereto; or

(4) during the commission of a lawful act in an unlawful manner.

(b) Involuntary manslaughter as defined in:

(1) Subsection (a)(1), (a)(2) or (a)(4) is a severity level 5, person felony; and

(2) subsection (a)(3) is a severity level 4, person felony.

History: L. 2010, ch. 136, § 40; July 1, 2011.

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