Chapter 21: Crimes And Punishments

PART II.--PROHIBITED CONDUCT

Article 34: Crimes Against Persons

Statute 21-3403: Voluntary manslaughter. Voluntary manslaughter is the intentional killing of a human being committed:

      (a)   Upon a sudden quarrel or in the heat of passion; or

      (b)   upon an unreasonable but honest belief that circumstances existed that justified deadly force under K.S.A. 21-3211, 21-3212 or 21-3213 and amendments thereto.

      Voluntary manslaughter is a severity level 3, person felony.

      History:   L. 1969, ch. 180, § 21-3403; L. 1992, ch. 298, § 5; L. 1993, ch. 291, § 20; July 1.