Manslaughter

Verdict stands in face of juror misconduct charge

June 3, 2016

Peter Liang is an ex-police officer with the NYPD. He was convicted in February of manslaughter in the accidental fatal shooting of an unarmed man in a housing project in Brooklyn. After the verdict was announced, but before Liang was due to be sentenced, media reports claimed that one of the jurors lied to the attorneys in the case. During voir dire – the questioning of potential jurors prior to trail – the juror said […] Read On

Stiff sentence for pain pill doctor in overdose deaths

January 6, 2015

A New York City physician has been sentenced to 10⅔ to 20 years in prison. He was convicted of manslaughter in connection with the death of two of his patients, both of whom had overdosed on prescription pain medications. While the case of Michael Jackson’s doctor, Conrad Murray, stands as a notable exception, it is not often that one hears a report of a doctor being convicted of manslaughter in an overdose case. In fact, […] Read On

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