Alabama Code


Criminal Code CHAPTER 6 Offenses Involving Danger to the Person

Article 1 Homicide (§§ 13A-6-1 — 13A-6-4)

13A-6-3. Manslaughter.

(a) A person commits the crime of manslaughter if:

(1) He recklessly causes the death of another person, or

(2) He causes the death of another person under circumstances that would constitute murder under Section 13A-6-2; except, that he causes the death due to a sudden heat of passion caused by provocation recognized by law, and before a reasonable time for the passion to cool and for reason to reassert itself.

(b) Manslaughter is a Class B felony.