PA §2503. Voluntary manslaughter [“Imperfect self defense”]

State: Pennsylvania

 

Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes (PCS)

TITLE 18,  CRIMES AND OFFENSES

PART II.  Definition of Specific Offenses

Article B.  Offenses Involving Danger to the Person

Chapter 25.  Criminal Homicide

§2503.  Voluntary manslaughter

(a)  General rule.– […]

(b)  Unreasonable belief killing justifiable.–A person who intentionally or knowingly kills an individual commits voluntary manslaughter if at the time of the killing he believes the circumstances to be such that, if they existed, would justify the killing under Chapter 5 of this title (relating to general principles of justification), but his belief is unreasonable.