gross negligence in homicide

gross negligence in homicide
Aggravated or culpable negligence; conduct constituting such a departure from the conduct of an ordinarily prudent or careful man under the same circumstances as to be incompatible with a proper regard for human life; conduct amounting to a disregard of human life or an indifference to consequences to human life. 26 Am J1st Homi § 210.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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