Ky. Rev. Stat. § 507.040

Current through Acts Received April 24, 2024
Section 507.040 - [Effective 7/15/2024] Manslaughter in the second degree
(1) A person is guilty of manslaughter in the second degree when he or she wantonly causes the death of another person, including but not limited to situations where the death results from the person's:
(a) Operation of a motor vehicle;
(b) Leaving a child under the age of eight (8) years in a motor vehicle under circumstances which manifest an extreme indifference to human life and which create a grave risk of death to the child, thereby causing the death of the child;
(c) Unlawful distribution for remuneration of a Schedule I or II controlled substance when the controlled substance is the proximate cause of death; or
(d) Knowing distribution of fentanyl or a fentanyl derivative to another person without remuneration, and the injection, ingestion, inhalation, or other introduction of the fentanyl or fentanyl derivative causes the death of the person.
(2) Manslaughter in the second degree is a Class C felony.

KRS 507.040

Amended by 2024 Ky. Acts ch. 174,§ 6, eff. 7/15/2024.
Amended by 2019 Ky. Acts ch. 130,§ 3, eff. 6/26/2019.
Amended 2000, Ky. Acts ch. 521, sec. 18, effective7/14/2000. -- Amended 1984 Ky. Acts ch. 165, sec. 27, effective 7/13/1984. -- Created 1974 Ky. Acts ch. 406, sec. 63, effective 1/1/1975.
This section is set out more than once due to postponed, multiple, or conflicting amendments.