Kyla on Radio NL News Mornings with Jeff & Bill: Manslaughter arrest made in death of hockey player Adam Johnson

“…Manslaughter as a charge is a form of homicide that occurs without intent… So the real question is when this hockey player’s skate made contact with the other player, did he intend to hit him with his skate, and did he intend to hit him in the neck?”

“Manslaughter has a very broad range on sentence… in Canada a manslaughter conviction can have anything from a suspended sentence, which is essentially a period of probation, all the way to a period of jail. Likely in a case like this, where it is a very isolated type of incident, we wouldn’t expect to see a lengthy jail sentence, but I also wouldn’t expect to see a situation where a suspended sentence would be imposed either…”

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