Miss. Code § 97-3-25

Current through the 2022 1st Extraordinary Session
Section 97-3-25 - Homicide; killing of child under 18 years of age by perpetrator over 21 years of age; penalties for manslaughter and child homicide
(1) Except as otherwise provided in this section, any person convicted of manslaughter shall be fined in a sum not less than Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), or imprisoned in the county jail not more than one (1) year, or both, or in the custody of the Department of Corrections not less than two (2) years, nor more than twenty (20) years.
(2)
(a) A person is guilty of child homicide if:
(i) The person is found guilty of manslaughter in circumstances where the killing, although without malice, was intentional and not accidental; and
(ii) The perpetrator was over the age of twenty-one (21) years and the victim was a child under the age of eighteen (18) years.
(b) A person found guilty of child homicide shall be imprisoned in the custody of the Department of Corrections for a term not to exceed thirty (30) years.

Miss. Code § 97-3-25

Codes, Hutchinson's 1848, ch. 64, art. 12, Title 3 (20, 21); 1857, ch. 64, art. 183; 1871, § 2646; 1880, § 2894; 1892, § 1167; 1906, § 1245; Hemingway's 1917, § 975; 1930, § 1003; 1942, § 2233.
Amended by Laws, 2013, ch. 379, SB 2255, 1, eff. 7/1/2013.