Negligent homicide is the crime of killing a person unintentionally through negligence. For example, someone might write a text message while driving a car, instead of paying attention to the road. If that makes them hit and kill someone, that is negligent homicide.
It is a lesser crime than murder or manslaughter and the sentences are lower.
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- ↑ "Definition of Negligent Homicide". US Legal. Retrieved December 5, 2013.