In this Sept. 21, 2015, file photo, actor Alec Baldwin attends a news conference at United Nations headquarters. Experts predict a tremendous legal fallout after Baldwin pulled the trigger on a prop gun while filming “Rust” in New Mexico and unwittingly killed a cinematographer and injured a director. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
Mar 15, 2023

Special prosecutor steps down in case against Alec Baldwin

A special prosecutor who doubles as a state legislator is stepping down from her role in the manslaughter case against actor Alec Baldwin.

Aaron Dean stands with his defense team as the jury leaves the 396th District Court to start its deliberations on Dec. 14, 2022, in Fort Worth, Texas. (Amanda McCoy/Star-Telegram via AP, Pool)
Dec 20, 2022

Ex-officer gets years in prison for killing Black woman

A former Texas police officer who fatally shot Atatiana Jefferson through a rear window of her home in 2019 was sentenced to prison for his manslaughter conviction.

Aaron Dean stands with his defense team as the jury leaves the 396th District Court to start its deliberations on Dec. 14, 2022, in Fort Worth, Texas. (Amanda McCoy/Star-Telegram via AP, Pool)
Dec 15, 2022

Texas officer convicted for killing Black woman

A former Texas police officer was convicted of manslaughter for fatally shooting a Black woman through a rear window of her home in 2019.

Dec 5, 2022

Was this manslaughter or mercy?

Welcome to Monday, the 89th anniversary of the end of Prohibition. Here are some other news items. — British man will plead guilty to manslaughter in alleged mercy killing of wife. — Fired Harvard fencing coach faces bribery charge in admissions scandal. — Nevada disbars attorney who formed firm with nonlawyer who did legal work. […]

In this screen grab from video, former Brooklyn Center Police Officer Kim Potter center, with defense attorney Earl Gray, left, and Paul Engh sit at the defense table after the verdict is read Thursday, Dec.,23, 2021, at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis, Minn. Jurors on Thursday convicted Potter of two manslaughter charges in the killing of Daunte Wright, a Black motorist she shot during a traffic stop after she said she confused her gun for her Taser.(Court TV via AP, Pool)
Feb 18, 2022

Kim Potter sentenced to 2 years in Daunte Wright’s death

Kim Potter, the former suburban Minneapolis police officer who said she confused her handgun for her Taser when she fatally shot Daunte Wright, was sentenced Friday.

Jun 25, 2019

Md. high court reinstates manslaughter conviction for heroin distribution

Selling heroin to someone who later overdoses can rise to the level of manslaughter under certain circumstances, the state’s high court ruled Monday in a case watched by prosecutors around Maryland. The Court of Appeals, in a 4-3 decision, reinstated the conviction of Patrick Joseph Thomas, who had been sentenced to 20 years for distribution and […]

Apr 12, 2018

CSA reverses manslaughter conviction for heroin sale

The Court of Special Appeals has reversed the manslaughter conviction of a Worcester County drug dealer last week after determining prosecutors failed to establish a causal link between the drugs sold to the victim and his death.

Aug 8, 2017

Md. high court breaks from other states in battered-spouse ruling

Maryland’s top court knew it was going where no state supreme court had gone before in ruling that a battered spouse who hires a hit man to kill her husband can claim imperfect self-defense, which, if successful, could turn what would be a murder conviction into a case of manslaughter. In its 4-3 decision Monday, […]

Dec 31, 2015

Mom isn’t dropping guilty plea in death of Md. boy found in bag

COLUMBUS, Ohio  — The mother of a 1-year-old Maryland boy found dead inside a backpack in a central Ohio creek is no longer trying to withdraw her guilty plea. Dainesha Stevens pleaded guilty in March to involuntary manslaughter and evidence-tampering in her son’s 2014 death. Her attorney said then that Stevens wanted to take responsibility […]

Sep 14, 2015

Md. grand jury indicts mother in death of child found in swing

LA PLATA — A Maryland woman who was found pushing her dead son in a playground swing earlier this year has been indicted and charged with manslaughter and child abuse, authorities announced Monday. At an arraignment Monday in Charles County Circuit Court, prosecutors said Romechia Simms, 24, of LaPlata, spent two entire days in a […]

Feb 9, 2015

What we have here is a failure of leadership

What is the proper course for young leaders when the leadership of their community fails?

Jan 23, 2015


Did the trial court err in not merging appellant’s conviction for first-degree assault into his conviction for involuntary manslaughter or, alternatively, did the trial court err in not merging his conviction for involuntary manslaughter into his first-degree assault conviction?

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