1994 US Code
Title 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
PART I - CRIMES
CHAPTER 51 - HOMICIDE
Sec. 1112 - Manslaughter

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Publication TitleUnited States Code, 1994 Edition, Title 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
CategoryBills and Statutes
CollectionUnited States Code
SuDoc Class NumberY 1.2/5:
Contained WithinTitle 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
PART I - CRIMES
CHAPTER 51 - HOMICIDE
Sec. 1112 - Manslaughter
Containssection 1112
Date1994
Laws in Effect as of DateJanuary 4, 1995
Positive LawYes
Dispositionstandard
Source CreditJune 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 756; Sept. 13, 1994, Pub. L. 103-322, title XXXII, §320102, title XXXIII, §330016(1)(H), 108 Stat. 2109, 2147.
Statutes at Large References35 Stat. 1143
62 Stat. 756
108 Stat. 2109
Public Law ReferencesPublic Law 103-322


§1112. Manslaughter

(a) Manslaughter is the unlawful killing of a human being without malice. It is of two kinds:

Voluntary—Upon a sudden quarrel or heat of passion.

Involuntary—In the commission of an unlawful act not amounting to a felony, or in the commission in an unlawful manner, or without due caution and circumspection, of a lawful act which might produce death.

(b) Within the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States,

Whoever is guilty of voluntary manslaughter, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both;

Whoever is guilty of involuntary manslaughter, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than six years, or both.

(June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 756; Sept. 13, 1994, Pub. L. 103–322, title XXXII, §320102, title XXXIII, §330016(1)(H), 108 Stat. 2109, 2147.)

Historical and Revision Notes

Based on title 18, U.S.C., 1940 ed., §§453, 454 (Mar. 4, 1909, ch. 321, §§274, 275, 35 Stat. 1143).

Section consolidates punishment provisions of sections 453 and 454 of title 18, U.S.C., 1940 ed.

The special maritime and territorial jurisdiction provision was added in view of definitive section 7 this title.

Minor changes were made in phraseology.

Amendments

1994—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 103–322, §320102(3), substituted “six years” for “three years” in last par.

Pub. L. 103–322, §§320102(2), 330016(1)(H), amended subsec. (b) identically, substituting “fined under this title” for “fined not more than ,000” in last par.

Pub. L. 103–322, §320102(1)(B), which directed the amendment of subsec. (b) by inserting “, or both” after “years”, was executed by inserting the material after “years” in second par., which was the first place the word appeared in text, to reflect the probable intent of Congress.

Pub. L. 103–322, §320102(1)(A), inserted “fined under this title or” after “shall be” in second par.

Cross References

Actions aboard aircraft in special aircraft jurisdiction of United States in violation of this section punishable as provided herein, see section 46506 of Title 49, Transportation.

Indian country—

Jurisdiction of offenses committed by Indians, see section 3242 of this title.

Law governing offenses, see section 1153 of this title.

Venue, see section 3236 of this title.

Section Referred to in Other Sections

This section is referred to in sections 351, 924, 930, 1114, 1116, 1119, 1120, 1503, 1512, 1513, 1751, 2332, 3559 of this title; title 15 section 1825; title 21 section 1041; title 42 section 2283; title 49 section 46506.

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