Furthermore, not all deaths perpetrated in an attempt to resist a crime constitute self-defense. Justifiable homicide occurs when a person kills another who is posing an imminent risk to one’s own life or safety. Homicide in defense of property, or when use of lethal force is excessive and unnecessary to prevent the crime, would likely be criminally charged as first degree manslaughter.
In the subsequent statute, Oklahoma law states that an intoxicated physician who provides treatment that results in the death of the patient is also charged with first degree manslaughter.
The minimum penalty for first degree manslaughter is four years in the state penitentiary.
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