sudden heat of passion

sudden heat of passion
In the common-law definition of manslaughter, this phrase means an excess of rage or anger, suddenly arising from a contemporary provocation. It means that the provocation must arise at the time of the killing, and that the passion is not the result of a former provocation, and the act must be directly caused by the passion arising out of the provocation at the time of the homicide.

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  • manslaughter — The unjustifiable, inexcusable and intentional killing of a human being without deliberation, premeditation and malice. State v. Banister, Mo.App., 512 S.W.2d 843, 845. The unlawful killing of a human without any deliberation, which may be… …   Black's law dictionary

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