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Criminal Law: Involuntary Manslaughter-Cause of Death-Unattended Delivery

Where a woman was convicted of first-degree involuntary manslaughter after she gave birth at home unattended, there is no duty imposed on expectant mothers to have a medically attended birth, so the fact that the birth was unattended does not support criminal prosecution, and the state did not meet its burden to show that the ...

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