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21-5404. Voluntary manslaughter. (a) Voluntary manslaughter is knowingly killing a human being committed:

(1) Upon a sudden quarrel or in the heat of passion; or

(2) upon an unreasonable but honest belief that circumstances existed that justified use of deadly force under K.S.A. 2019 Supp. 21-5222, 21-5223 or 21-5225, and amendments thereto.

(b) Voluntary manslaughter is a severity level 3, person felony.

History: L. 2010, ch. 136, § 39; L. 2011, ch. 30, § 17; July 1.

Source or Prior Law:

21-3403.


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