Manslaughter in the First Degree
First degree manslaughter is defined in 21 O.S. § 711, and it occurs when a death results from one of three specific criteria:
Manslaughter charges are charged instead of murder charges when specific actions committed “without a design to effect death” claim the life of another person.
These words separate manslaughter from the “malice aforethought” or “imminently dangerous” actions “evincing a depraved mind” stipulated in first and second degree murder charges.
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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