History Main / ManslaughterProvocation

21st Nov '15 11:40:54 AM azul120
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This can be TruthInTelevision, [[AwfulTruth Sadly enough]].

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This can be TruthInTelevision, [[AwfulTruth Sadly enough]]. enough.]]



* A ''Series/LawAndOrderUK'' episode involves a mother killing the man who was responsible for the death of her daughter in a botched kidnapping as he leaves his bail hearing. The CPS have to go for murder as the charge. The jury convict on manslaughter provocation and she gets a suspended sentence. [[spoiler: She was in on the original kidnapping and they convict her on gross negligence manslaughter instead.]]

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* A ''Series/LawAndOrderUK'' episode involves a mother killing the man who was responsible for the death of her daughter in a botched kidnapping as he leaves his bail hearing. The CPS have to go for murder as the charge. The jury convict on manslaughter provocation and she gets a suspended sentence. [[spoiler: She [[spoiler:She was in on the original kidnapping and they convict her on gross negligence manslaughter instead.]]






** Angela Oscoro, the {{Woobie}} of the game, [[spoiler: killed her father after nearly twenty years of [[ParentalIncest sexual abuse]]]]. The effects of [[spoiler:her father's abuse]] have left her unable to be anywhere near others without having a mental breakdown; this can be seen when James attempts to help her and she shrieks at him and runs away instead.

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** Angela Oscoro, the {{Woobie}} of the game, [[spoiler: killed [[spoiler:killed her father after nearly twenty years of [[ParentalIncest sexual abuse]]]]. The effects of [[spoiler:her father's abuse]] have left her unable to be anywhere near others without having a mental breakdown; this can be seen when James attempts to help her and she shrieks at him and runs away instead.
10th Mar '15 8:03:12 AM cgaurd52
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* [[LovableSexManiac Teruteru]] from VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2 tries to claim this because he knew that [[spoiler:Nagito was planning murder. However, the other students immediately point out that Byakuya's death could have been prevented if he had told anyone else when he found out, and worked with everyone to neutralize Nagito in a non-lethal manner]].
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2nd Mar '15 9:53:08 PM JasonJD48
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* The entire plot of ''Criminal Justice 2'', a five-part 2009 {{BBC}} mini-series starring Maxine Peake, who kills her abusive husband with a knife. [[spoiler: She'd brought the knife to bed planning to kill herself when her husband raped her again, but turned the knife on him. The jury goes for manslaughter provocation. The judge gives her five years, though, enough for her to lose the baby she conceived with another man.]]

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* The entire plot of ''Criminal Justice 2'', a five-part 2009 {{BBC}} [[Creator/TheBBC BBC]] mini-series starring Maxine Peake, who kills her abusive husband with a knife. [[spoiler: She'd brought the knife to bed planning to kill herself when her husband raped her again, but turned the knife on him. The jury goes for manslaughter provocation. The judge gives her five years, though, enough for her to lose the baby she conceived with another man.]]
19th Feb '15 12:30:22 PM Gowan
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It used to be the case that [[DeathByWomanScorned catching your spouse in the act of adultery was considered sufficient provocation for murder.]] ''Generally'' most people nowadays agree that you're still not allowed to kill someone for that.

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It used to be the case that [[DeathByWomanScorned catching your spouse in the act of adultery was considered sufficient provocation for murder.]] (Though the ancient Celts had a time limit on that, you were expected to have cooled down three days after the adultery) ''Generally'' most people nowadays agree that you're still not allowed to kill someone for that.
23rd Oct '14 12:48:33 PM nielas
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* On ''Series/HellOnWheels'' the people running the lawless town of Cheyenne consider cheating at cards sufficient provocation to justify someone getting shot. However, one such incident occurs on the day the new governor arrives together with a new judge and US Marshall. A trial is held and the judge quickly disallows this defense. The shooter tries to instead claim self defense but the judge, the US Marshall and two deputies were witnesses to the murder so this does not fly and the killer is promptly hanged.
26th May '14 3:49:25 PM DarkHunter
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* An episode of ''Series/StargateSG1'' plays with the trope. When Teal'c gets an apartment off-base, he helps his next-door neighbor deal with her abusive boyfriend, including teaching her some self-defense techniques. This ends in her "crushing the man's windpipe" during a struggle, and she panics and runs away, prompting the police to look into it as a homicide. By the end of the episode, however, Teal'c manages to obtain iron-clad evidence that the killing was in self-defense, and the girl is acquitted.

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* An episode of ''Series/StargateSG1'' plays with the trope. When Teal'c gets an apartment off-base, he helps his next-door neighbor deal with her abusive boyfriend, including teaching her some self-defense techniques. This ends in her "crushing the man's windpipe" during a struggle, and she panics and runs away, prompting the police to look into it as a homicide. By the end of the episode, however, Teal'c manages to obtain [[InformedAttribute what we're told]] is iron-clad evidence that the killing was in self-defense, and the girl is acquitted.
9th Apr '14 1:43:15 PM DarkHunter
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* An episode of ''Series/StargateSG1'' plays with the trope. When Teal'c gets an apartment off-base, he helps his next-door neighbor deal with her abusive boyfriend, including teaching her some self-defense techniques. This ends in her "crushing the man's windpipe" during a struggle, and she panics and runs away, prompting the police to look into it as a homicide. By the end of the episode, however, Teal'c manages to obtain iron-clad evidence that the killing was in self-defense, and the girl is acquitted.
21st Nov '13 6:14:00 PM TwoGunAngel
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Bob has made his wife Alice's life a living misery. He beats her, he closely monitors her movements and he effectively prevents her from living a normal life.

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Bob has made his wife Alice's life a living misery. hell. [[DomesticAbuse He beats her, her]], he closely monitors her movements and he effectively prevents her from living a normal life.
14th Oct '13 6:23:26 PM nombretomado
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** This premise was originally used in the American LawAndOrder.

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** This premise was originally used in the American LawAndOrder.''Series/LawAndOrder''.
30th Aug '13 5:27:39 AM Vulpy
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* A semi-obscure CountryMusic song by KennyRogers, "Harder Cards," deals with the moral dilemma of a police officer called to a scene virtually identical to the one outlined in the Trope description above. [[spoiler: The police officer is portrayed as sympathetic, if not in the ''right'', for helping the woman cover up her crime.]]
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