2016 Maryland Code
Criminal Law
Title 2 - Homicide
Subtitle 2 - Murder and Manslaughter
§ 2-207. Manslaughter

MD Crim Law Code § 2-207 (2016) What's This?

(a) Penalty. -- A person who commits manslaughter is guilty of a felony and on conviction is subject to:

(1) imprisonment not exceeding 10 years; or

(2) imprisonment in a local correctional facility not exceeding 2 years or a fine not exceeding $ 500 or both.

(b) Spousal adultery not a mitigating factor. -- The discovery of one's spouse engaged in sexual intercourse with another does not constitute legally adequate provocation for the purpose of mitigating a killing from the crime of murder to voluntary manslaughter even though the killing was provoked by that discovery.

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