Can a person be charged with manslaughter if they are not the one who committed the murder? 7 Answers as of February 01, 2016

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Gates' Law, PLLC | Thomas E. Gates
Unfortunately, yes. All parties doing the crime will be charged similarly.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Replied: 2/1/2016
Law Office of Jeff Yeh
Law Office of Jeff Yeh | Jeff Yeh
Absolutely. Type "felony murder rule" on Google and you're get your answer.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 2/1/2016
Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC
Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC | John F Brennan
Yes, if they participated in the actions which lead to a homicide.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 2/1/2016
Lawrence Lewis
Lawrence Lewis | Lawrence Lewis, PC
Absolutely. There are a number of ways that it could happen, like they secure the actual commit manslaughter.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 2/1/2016
Chambers Law Firm
Chambers Law Firm | Dan E. Chambers
Yes, under an aiding and abetting theory.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 2/1/2016
    Attorney at Law
    Attorney at Law | Michael J. Kennedy
    Manslaughter and murder are two different things, and one can be charged with either without actually pulling the trigger, or whatever.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 2/1/2016
    Law Office of Russell A. Warren
    Law Office of Russell A. Warren | Russell A. Warren
    Yes. If you took a part in committing a crime (Felony) which resulted in the death of an individual - you can be charged. This is called the Felony Murder Rule.
    Answer Applies to: Missouri
    Replied: 2/1/2016
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