Glenolden, PA asked in Criminal Law for Kentucky

Q: Has there ever been a case where someone has been given a pretrial diversion for a manslaughter or murder charge

We know two people who got a Pre trial diversion for their crime that should not have and the one done broke her pre trial diversion and got a slap on the wrist. We're trying to find out if there have ever been any cases where a pretrial diversion was given on manslaughter homicide or murder charges before

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Brendan Joseph McLeod
Brendan Joseph McLeod
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Prospect, KY
  • Licensed in Kentucky

A: Not manslaughter or murder, but reckless homicide probably. Manslaughter one and two in Kentucky are Class C and Class B felonies, respectively. Pretrial diversion is available only for Class D felonies in Kentucky. That would make it a Reckless Homicide.

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