Manslaughter

First-degree manslaughter is a “categorical violent” crime, because a person can only be guilty of that crime if they cause death while “intending to cause at least serious bodily injury,” the Second Circuit ruled, finding that the lower court improperly ruled that the crime is not a categorical “violent felony” because it’s possible to commit such a homicide by “omission.”

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Families of 2018 Camp Fire Victims Share Their Grief at PG&E Criminal Hearing

Recounting the final terror-filled moments of their loved ones’ lives, family members of those killed in the 2018 Camp Fire testified Wednesday that a maximum $3.5 million fine for 84 deaths caused by Pacific Gas and Electric’s faulty equipment doesn’t come close to resembling justice.

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