MANSLAUGHTER IN THE FIRST DEGREE -
REQUIREMENT FOR HEAT OF PASSION
Heat of passion exists when four requirements are proven. These requirements are:
First, adequate provocation;
Second, a passion or an emotion such as fear, terror, anger, rage, or resentment existed in defendant;
Third, the homicide occurred while the passion still existed, and before there was reasonable opportunity for the passion to cool;
Fourth, there was a causal connection between the provocation, the passion and the homicide.