- i.e. Killing another without malice aforethought.
Model Penal Code
MPC § 210.3(1)
- Criminal homicide constitutes manslaughter when:
- it is committed recklessly; or
- a homicide which would otherwise be murder is committed under the influence of extreme mental or emotional disturbance for which there is reasonable explanation or excuse. The reasonableness of such explanation or excuse shall be determined from the viewpoint of a person in the actor's situation under the circumstances as he believes them to be.