A person can be charged with manslaughter in the 2nd degree, in violation of NY penal law section 125.15 if the defendant commits one of the following acts:

  1. He recklessly causes the death of another person. This means that the defendant engages in conduct which creates or contributes to a substantial and unjustifiable risk that another person’s death will occur.
  2. He intentionally causes or aids another to commit suicide.