2006 Louisiana Laws - RS 14:32 — Negligent homicide

§32.  Negligent homicide

A.  Negligent homicide is the killing of a human being by criminal negligence.  

B.  The violation of a statute or ordinance shall be considered only as presumptive evidence of such negligence.  

C.  Whoever commits the crime of negligent homicide shall be imprisoned with or without hard labor for not more than five years, fined not more than five thousand dollars, or both.  However, if the victim was killed as a result of receiving a battery and was under the age of ten years, the offender shall be imprisoned at hard labor, without benefit of probation or suspension of sentence, for not less than two nor more than five years.

Amended by Acts 1980, No. 708, §1; Acts 1991, No. 864, §1.  

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