- under Florida law, 'Aggravated Manslaughter of a Child' (s. 782.07) is defined as:
"A person who causes the death of any person under the age of 18 by culpable negligence under s. 827.03(3) ..."
- s. 827.03(3) is defined as (in the first-degree):
1. A caregiver's failure or omission to provide a child with the care, supervision, and services necessary to maintain the child's physical and mental health, including, but not limited to, food, nutrition, clothing, shelter, supervision, medicine, and medical services that a prudent person would consider essential for the well-being of the child; or
2. A caregiver's failure to make a reasonable effort to protect a child from abuse, neglect, or exploitation by another person.
Neglect of a child may be based on repeated conduct or on a single incident or omission that results in, or could reasonably be expected to result in, serious physical or mental injury, or a substantial risk of death, to a child.