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Man charged with 39 counts of manslaughter after bodies found in back of truck

Man charged with 39 counts of manslaughter after bodies found in back of truckMaurice Robinson, of Northern Ireland, was charged with 39 counts of manslaughter related to the bodies found in the back of a truck in England



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The Latest: Truck driver charged with 39 manslaughter counts

The Latest: Truck driver charged with 39 manslaughter countsUK police have charged a truck driver with 39 counts of manslaughter and conspiracy to traffic people in connection with 39 deaths in the back of the truck he was driving in southeastern England. Police say Maurice Robinson, 25, of Craigavon, Northern Ireland is due to appear at Chelmsford Magistrates Court on Monday. U.K. police are struggling to identify the victims, who are believed to have come from Asia, and autopsies are being performed.



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Jury to return Saturday in ex-officer's manslaughter trial

Jury to return Saturday in ex-officer's manslaughter trialJury deliberations will resume Saturday morning in the trial of a former Georgia police officer charged in the fatal shooting of a fleeing, unarmed man. Local news media reported jurors in the manslaughter trial of Zechariah Presley adjourned around 8 p.m. Friday without reaching a decision after their first full day of deliberations. The white ex-officer faces up to 20 years in prison if he’s convicted of voluntary manslaughter in death of Tony Green, who was black.



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Ex-VA doctor who was fired for being drunk on job charged with manslaughter in 3 veterans' deaths

Ex-VA doctor who was fired for being drunk on job charged with manslaughter in 3 veterans' deathsRobert Morris Levy was arrested and faces a grand jury indictment on manslaughter and fraud charges in connection with the death of three veterans.



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Manslaughter charges for woman who lost baby after being shot in stomach dismissed by prosecutors following outcry

Manslaughter charges for woman who lost baby after being shot in stomach dismissed by prosecutors following outcryA woman indicted for manslaughter after losing her unborn baby when she was shot has had the charge dropped.Marshae Jones, of Birmingham, Alabama, lost the foetus after being blasted in the stomach following a fight in December.The 28-year-old was arrested last week after a grand jury decided she had caused the death by initiating the brawl while knowing she was five months pregnant.But, following a global outcry, a Jefferson County district attorney announced the charges were being discontinued on Wednesday.Lynneice Washington said: "After reviewing the facts of this case and the applicable state law, I have determined that it is not in the best interest of justice to pursue prosecution of Ms Jones. There are no winners, only losers, in this sad ordeal.”No further explanation was offered for the sudden change or any rationale given for how grand jurors returned the indictment in the first place.Ms Jones’ lawyers said she was pleased with the decision and urged her supporters to now direct their energy to "ensuring that what happened to Marshae won't ever happen again".They had previously called the charge "flawed and twisted", saying it “defies the most basic logic and analysis”.The case came shortly after Alabama passed America’s most hard-line anti-abortion legislation.The new laws, passed earlier this year, make performing an abortion at any stage of pregnancy a crime punishable by life in prison for the provider. It makes no exception for pregnancies resulting from rape or incest.Officials denied Jones’ indictment had anything to do with the legislation but her case sparked outrage across the US and wider world among pro-choice campaigners and advocates for women's rights.Many pointed out the charge was another clear example of the state attempting to punish women for so-called crimes related to their pregnancies.Legal scholars said the arrest raised questions about what other scenarios – such as driving a car or swimming in a pool – could constitute putting a foetus in danger.Jeffery Robinson, deputy legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union, welcomed the charges being dropped, saying the decision "represents precisely what we want to see in these critical moments: a prosecutor who is not afraid to use prosecutorial discretion and power to refuse to prosecute when the law and justice demands that charges should be dropped."Lynn Paltrow, executive director of National Advocates for Pregnant Women, said she was pleased to see the case dismissed but noted it would be a mistake to see it as an outlier.She said: “We hope there are no more cases like this in the future, but our experience in 40 years of cases suggests that we will see many more such misuses of the law in the name of foetal personhood in the future.”Ms Jones’ attacker, 23-year-old Ebony Jemison, had manslaughter charges against her dismissed earlier this year. She herself had said she felt the indictment of her rival was unjust.



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Alabama DA to drop manslaughter charge against woman whose fetus died after shooting

Alabama DA to drop manslaughter charge against woman whose fetus died after shootingMarshae Jones, 27, was arrested last week after another woman shot and killed Jones' fetus in December 2018.



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High Court Upholds Involuntary Manslaughter Conviction in Texting Suicide Case

High Court Upholds Involuntary Manslaughter Conviction in Texting Suicide CaseEvidence proved Michelle Carter's conduct caused the suicide of Conrad Roy III



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Fatal Game of 'Russian Roulette' Leaves 1 St. Louis Officer Dead, Another Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter

Fatal Game of 'Russian Roulette' Leaves 1 St. Louis Officer Dead, Another Charged With Involuntary ManslaughterThe officer died from a gunshot wound to her chest



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Shooter Charged with Manslaughter After Fatally Shooting Woman He Allegedly Thought Was Deer

Shooter Charged with Manslaughter After Fatally Shooting Woman He Allegedly Thought Was DeerA 61-year-old man has been charged with manslaughter after shooting and killing a woman he mistook for a deer last year.



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Texas police officer faces manslaughter charge over 'wrong flat' fatal shooting of neighbour

Texas police officer faces manslaughter charge over 'wrong flat' fatal shooting of neighbourAn American police officer who says she mistook her neighbour's apartment for her own when she fatally shot him has been arrested on a manslaughter charge. Amber Guyger was booked into the Kaufman County Jail, in Dallas, Texas, after being taken into custody on Sunday over the off-duty shooting. She was later released on bond, having posting a £232,000 ($ 300,000) bail, according to reports. Ms Guyger fatally shot 26-year-old Botham Jean at the victim's apartment, having mistakenly entered the flat thinking it was her own.  The 30-year-old, who has been on the force for four years, now faces a possible manslaughter charge over the shooting late on Thursday.  Botham Jean leading worship at a university presidential reception in 2017 Credit: Botham Jean leading worship at a university presidential reception in 2017 Mr Jean was described as a devout Christian who graduated from a university in Arkansas and was working for PricewaterhouseCoopers. Lawyers for Mr Jean's family had been calling for Ms Guyger's arrest, claiming the fact that she had not been detained days after the shooting showed she was receiving favourable treatment.  The group Mothers Against Police Brutality said the arrest is a "first step" toward justice and accountability but should have come sooner.  Grant Jean, 15, and his mother Allison Jean, who are the brother and mother of Botham Jean, with another churchgoer during a prayer service for the shooting victim on Sunday Credit: Shaban Athuman /The Dallas Morning News via AP  Co-founder Sara Mokuria said the group now expects transparency in the case. Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings tweeted a statement on Sunday night in which he thanked investigators, asked for continued prayers for Mr Jean's family and said he appreciated that citizens and community leaders "were so respectful of the investigative process over these past few days". Meanwhile, Jean's family also hired lawyer Benjamin Crump, who is best known for representing the families of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown. According to police, Ms Guyger shot and killed Mr Jean after returning in uniform to the South Side Flats, where they both had apartments, following her shift.  Solomon Grayson, six, stands next to a memorial during a Mothers Against Police Brutality candlelight vigil for Botham Jean Credit: Shaban Athuman /The Dallas Morning News via AP  She reported the shooting to dispatchers and told officers who responded that she had mistaken Mr Jean's apartment for her own. Many questions remain about what led her to shoot Mr Jean. Police Chief U. Renee Hall said the officer's blood was drawn at the scene so that it could be tested for alcohol and drugs. Investigators have not released the results of those tests.



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