Title 16, Chapter 5, Section 2
(a) A person commits the offense of voluntary manslaughter when he
causes the death of another human being under circumstances which
would otherwise be murder and if he acts solely as the result of a
sudden, violent, and irresistible passion resulting from serious
provocation sufficient to excite such passion in a reasonable
person; however, if there should have been an interval between the
provocation and the killing sufficient for the voice of reason and
humanity to be heard, of which the jury in all cases shall be the
judge, the killing shall be attributed to deliberate revenge and be
punished as murder.
(b) A person who commits the offense of voluntary manslaughter, upon
conviction thereof, shall be punished by imprisonment for not less
than one nor more than 20 years.