A person commits Criminally Negligent Homicide if he causes the death of an individual by
Under Texas law a person acts with criminal negligence, or is criminally
negligent, with respect to circumstances surrounding his conduct or
the result of his conduct when he ought to be aware of a substantial
and unjustifiable risk that the circumstances exist or the result
will occur. The risk must be of such a 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 actor ’s standpoint.
Criminally Negligent Homicide is a State Jail Felony punishable by 6 months to 2 years in a State Jail Facility.