November 05, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Woman faces involuntary manslaughter after heated argument with family
A Las Vegas woman has been accused of stabbing her pregnant sister-in law. The victim of the incident has passed, and her unborn child was also lost in the attack.
It all began when authorities received a call to an apartment complex in Las Vegas on October 16, 2013. The report mentioned that a woman had been stabbed. Subsequent to the incident, police discovered that the fatal victim was nine months pregnant with a child, who also passed away at the scene.
After the surviving suspect was transferred to a local medical center, she was booked on charges of involuntary manslaughter and open murder
In pending investigations, authorities have discovered that the suspect was the pregnant victim's sister-in-law. Police report that the two had been sharing a home for the past couple of months. According to reports from law enforcement, the suspect purportedly told police that she got into an argument with the victim after a discussion of rooming plans. Specifically, the pregnant victim wanted the sister-in-law to move out of the apartment.
The husband of the victim, who is also the defendant's brother, has mentioned to authorities that his sister struggles with drug use and violence.
Many crimes arise in the heat of passion. This is the case for involuntary manslaughter. In the aforementioned matter, the woman faces a charge for this crime.
A person can be convicted of "involuntary manslaughter" in Nevada even when the suspect did not intentionally harm the fatal victim. Moreover, the punishment often includes a fine, time behind bars and other consequences, which can affect one's future. In the state, involuntary manslaughter is "the killing of a human being, without any intent to do so, in the commission of an unlawful act, or a lawful act which probably might produce such a consequence in an unlawful manner." This means that the state can bring charges for this crime in cases where prosecutors believe the suspect's actions were simply negligent, but led to a fatality.
Some common examples of this crime might include:
-When a child passes away after ingesting a toxic medicine, which the suspect left within the child's reach.
-Accidently shooting a person with the belief that the dark figure is an animal, which one was hunting.
-Mishandling a gun that goes off and claims the life of another.
As one can see, criminal
charges can arise from very unintentional situations. If you are confronting any type of homicide charge, it is best to have legal representation. Your future may be on the line.
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