(February 6, 2023) Andre McDonald was found guilty of manslaughter by a San Antonio jury on Friday, February 3, for killing his wife back in 2019. It was not an easy conviction – the jury was deadlocked for quite some time over whether or not he should be convicted of murder or manslaughter. How does Texas law define murder v. manslaughter, and what are the legal implications of a manslaughter charge?
Murder v. Manslaughter in Texas
Murder and manslaughter both result in the death of an individual, and both also usually result in a prison sentence for the perpetrator. However, there are significant legal differences between a manslaughter charge and a murder charge in a Texas court.