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How are Murder and Manslaughter Different?

Posted on January 17, 2013 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

For both the crimes of manslaughter and murder, a person has been killed. The difference between the two lies in the mens rea, or intent, of the offender. A crime is charged as murder if the person takes a life with malicious intent. Manslaughter is charged if a person kills another without malice or a person dies because of the reckless actions of another. Manslaughter Laws Texas specifically...

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