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CITE

    18 USC Sec. 1112                                            01/05/2009

EXPCITE

    TITLE 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
    PART I - CRIMES
    CHAPTER 51 - HOMICIDE

HEAD

    Sec. 1112. Manslaughter

STATUTE

      (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 15 years, or both;
      Whoever is guilty of involuntary manslaughter, shall be fined
    under this title or imprisoned not more than 8 years, or both.

SOURCE

    (June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 756; Pub. L. 103-322, title
    XXXII, Sec. 320102, title XXXIII, Sec. 330016(1)(H), Sept. 13,
    1994, 108 Stat. 2109, 2147; Pub. L. 104-294, title VI, Sec.
    604(b)(13), Oct. 11, 1996, 110 Stat. 3507; Pub. L. 110-177, title
    II, Sec. 207, Jan. 7, 2008, 121 Stat. 2538.)

HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

      Based on title 18, U.S.C., 1940 ed., Secs. 453, 454 (Mar. 4,
    1909, ch. 321, Secs. 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
      2008 - Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 110-177 substituted "15 years" for
    "ten years" in second par. and "8 years" for "six years" in last
    par.
      1996 - Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 104-294 repealed Pub. L. 103-322,
    Sec. 320102(2). See 1994 Amendment note below.
      1994 - Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 103-322, Sec. 330016(1)(H),
    substituted "fined under this title" for "fined not more than
    $1,000" in last par.
      Pub. L. 103-322, Sec. 320102(3), substituted "six years" for
    "three years" in last par.
      Pub. L. 103-322, Sec. 320102(2), which provided for amendment
    identical to Pub. L. 103-322, Sec. 330016(1)(H), above, was
    repealed by Pub. L. 104-294, Sec. 604(b)(13).
      Pub. L. 103-322, Sec. 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, Sec. 320102(1)(A), inserted "fined under this
    title or" after "shall be" in second par.
                     EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1996 AMENDMENT
      Amendment by Pub. L. 104-294 effective Sept. 13, 1994, see
    section 604(d) of Pub. L. 104-294, set out as a note under section
    13 of this title.
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