culpable homicide


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culpable homicide

A term for manslaughter that is used in several countries, including Scotland and South Africa. The police are holding him on charges of culpable homicide for his involvement in the fatal crash.
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Lord Malcolm said: "The principal ground of appeal against sentence, and in our view the only one with any substance, is that the sentencing judge failed to give sufficient weight, or indeed any weight, to the provocation rider added to the jury's verdict of culpable homicide.
The President had also been advised to grant total remission to female prisoners who are 60 years of age or above and have undergone at least one-third of their sentence except those involved in culpable homicide and terrorist act.
A jury at the city's High Court took less than two hours to convict him of the lesser charge of culpable homicide after a five-day trial.
Mr Prentice told her the teenager's lawyer contacted the Crown two days after the incident to indicate that he wanted to plead guilty to culpable homicide.
With eight charges against Khan, including culpable homicide and a non-bailable offence, the court deemed him guilty.
During the seven-month trial, the state failed to convince Judge Thokozile Masipa, 67, of Pistorius' intent to kill when he fired, leading to his conviction for negligent killing -- culpable homicide -- and a five-year jail term in October.
Oscar Pistorius was convicted of culpable homicide, the unlawful negligent killing of a human being, for shooting through a closed door at a person he thought was an intruder.
Prosecutors may appeal against the culpable homicide verdict.
JOHANNESBURG (CyHAN)- South African athlete Oscar Pistorius was sentenced at Pretoria's High Court for the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Tuesday after being cleared of murder but convicted of culpable homicide.
OSCAR PISTORIUS faces sentencing this week in a South African court, after being convicted of culpable homicide for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
But then, after laying out why Pistorius, 27, might instead be guilty of a lesser crime, culpable homicide, the judge abruptly stopped in the middle of her explanation and suspended court without declaring a verdict on that charge.
A A conviction of culpable homicide, the term for manslaughter in South Africa, carries a maximum 15-year prison sentence.
PRETORIA, South Africa (TAP) - South African Olympic and Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius was found guilty of culpable homicide for the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, the judge said on Friday.
A Mumbai magistrate's court in February charged the actor with culpable homicide not amounting to murder.
id=11) Section 304 deals with "punishment for culpable homicide not amounting to murder," and says anyone found guilty of the above will face ten years to life in prison, and a fine of unspecified amount.