Manslaughter is the unlawful killing of a person without intent to kill, usually as a result of a careless, reckless, or negligent act.

Manslaughter also includes the intentional killing of a person under extreme provocation or when a person’s state of mind impairs their capacity to  understand or to control their actions. This is sometimes called diminished responsibility.

The maximum penalty for the offence of manslaughter is life imprisonment.