Criminally negligent homicide is a state jail felony in the State of Texas. A person commits criminally negligent homicide when the person cause the death of another by criminal negligence. Under Texas law, a person acts with criminal negligence, with respect to circumstances surrounding the person’s conduct or result of the conduct, when the person should be aware of a substantial and unjustifiable risk that the circumstances exist, or the result will occur. For criminally negligent homicide, the risk must be of such nature and degree that the failure to perceive it constitutes a gross deviation from the standard of care that an ordinary person would exercise under all the circumstances as viewed from the person committing the offense’s standpoint.

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