Indiana Code Title 35. Criminal Law and Procedure § 35-42-1-3

Sec. 3 . (a) A person who knowingly or intentionally:

(1) kills another human being;  or

(2) except as provided in section 6.5 of this chapter, kills a fetus in any stage of development;

while acting under sudden heat commits voluntary manslaughter, a Level 2 felony.

(b) The existence of sudden heat is a mitigating factor that reduces what otherwise would be murder under section 1(1) of this chapter to voluntary manslaughter.


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