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Texas Penal Code - Section 19.04. Manslaughter

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§ 19.04. MANSLAUGHTER. (a) A person commits an offense if he recklessly causes the death of an individual. (b) An offense under this section is a felony of the second degree. Acts 1973, 63rd Leg., p. 883, ch. 399, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1974. Renumbered from V.T.C.A., Penal Code § 19.04 by Acts 1973, 63rd Leg., p. 1123, ch. 426, art. 2, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1974. Amended by Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 307, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1987. Renumbered from V.T.C.A., Penal Code § 19.05 and amended by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 900, § 1.01, eff. Sept. 1, 1994.

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