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Gun Discharges, Manslaughter Charges, Colorado Springs Man: C.R.S. 18-3-104

| May 23, 2012 | Manslaughter |

Denver Manslaughter Attorney

A Colorado Springs man has been charged with Manslaughter (C.R.S. 18-3-104) and Second-degree assault (C.R.S. 18-3-203), after the gun he was handling discharged and killed his friend. The two men were looking at guns together while in a home when the gun discharged, and the friend died in an El Paso County Hospital a few hours later. In Denver, Weld, Adams, and Arapahoe County Colorado, manslaughter is a class 4 felony and requires proof that a person recklessly caused the death of another person.

Jefferson County Second Degree Assault Lawyer

There is no indication at this time that the man in this case was handling the gun recklessly when it discharged, resulting in the Manslaughter charge. In fact, it seems as though this was a tragic accident that left one friend dead through no fault of the other. While Colorado Springs Police have included the charge of second-degree assault, in Boulder, Jefferson, and Douglas County second-degree assault also requires proof of either intent to cause bodily injury or recklessness that causes serious bodily injury.

El Paso County Manslaughter – No Accidents Allowed

Accidents happen and a lot of time no one is to blame. While death is tragic, a person who is not at fault should not be held responsible for the death of another. This man is probably mourning the death of his friend and beating himself up, but that does not mean he should be charged with manslaughter and made to spend time in the El Paso County Criminal Justice Center Jail. He could spend up to 6 years in prison for what could merely be an accident.

If you have been accused of a crime after an accidental death in Larimer, Denver, or Eagle County Colorado, don’t serve hard time for a crime that was not your fault. You must contact an attorney immediately so we can successfully defend you and protect your rights. Our attorneys are experienced in working on serious felony matters, and we work with investigators who will investigate your case and help us build your defense. So, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent and call the O’Malley Law Office today at 303-731-0719. Together, we can protect your future.