Originally posted by bmwboy88
Here is a scenario....
what happens when a car jacker breaks into your house and try to grab your keys to the bimmer and in the struggle, you killed him. Would you get charged for man slaughter?
It would all depend on how you killed him. If he broke in tired to steal the car and somehow u got in his way and he STARTED to fight you and you fought back and then starting beating him untill he was dead then yes you would probably get manslaughter.
If he started fighting you and you took one or two swings at him and took him out and he fell of the balcony or something else which you would have had no control over then no, you'b probable get off.
In order to get away with murder like that it has to be that kind of situation where you can prove you were doing it to protect your own life and you had no intentions of killing the guy. i.e. one punch and you kill him... its very iffy...wouldn't want to be in that scenario