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Article - Criminal Law


    (a)    A person who commits manslaughter is guilty of a felony and on conviction is subject to:

        (1)    imprisonment not exceeding 10 years; or

        (2)    imprisonment in a local correctional facility not exceeding 2 years or a fine not exceeding $500 or both.

    (b)    The discovery of one’s spouse engaged in sexual intercourse with another does not constitute legally adequate provocation for the purpose of mitigating a killing from the crime of murder to voluntary manslaughter even though the killing was provoked by that discovery.

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