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Title XXXVIII CRIMES AND PUNISHMENT; PEACE OFFICERS AND PUBLIC DEFENDERS

Chapter 565

Effective - 01 Jan 2017, 2 histories, see footnote bottom

  565.023.  Voluntary manslaughter, penalty — under influence of sudden passion, defendant's burden to inject. — 1.  A person commits the offense of voluntary manslaughter if he or she:

  (1)  Causes the death of another person under circumstances that would constitute murder in the second degree under subdivision (1) of subsection 1 of section 565.021, except that he or she caused the death under the influence of sudden passion arising from adequate cause; or

  (2)  Knowingly assists another in the commission of self-murder.

  2.  The defendant shall have the burden of injecting the issue of influence of sudden passion arising from adequate cause under subdivision (1) of subsection 1 of this section.

  3.  The offense of voluntary manslaughter is a class B felony.

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(L. 1983 S.B. 276, A.L. 1984 S.B. 448 § A, A.L. 2014 S.B. 491)

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