You can be convicted of negligent homicide if you are found to have caused the death of another person through criminal negligence; this includes an unborn child. It is a Class 4 felony and can be punished by up to three years in prison.
Is Vehicular Manslaughter a Form of Negligent Homicide?
Vehicular manslaughter can also be classified as a form of negligent homicide as it involves causing death through reckless conduct. This is a Class 2 felony with a five- to 10-year jail term for the usual punishment, though it can rise to 12.5 years in some cases.
Arizona Negligent Homicide Information
According to Arizona State Legislator, negligent homicide can be classified as the following:
- When an individual is responsible for the death of another, including an unborn infant, due to criminal negligence.
If committed of the negligent homicide of an unborn child, one will not be prosecuted if the following applies:
- An abortion with the consent of the woman carrying the baby or a person authorized by law to act on the pregnant woman’s behalf.
- Medical treatment was being performed on the woman carrying the baby or the unborn infant.
- The individual was the unborn infant’s mother.