The traditional example of what constitutes Alabama Manslaughter is an intentionally killing committed during the "heat of passion." A killing that would normally be Murder is reduced to Manslaughter because of a legal provocation. For instance, catching your spouse in bed with another person is legal provocation to kill your cheating spouse and his/her lover, if the killing is done "in the heat of passion," e.g., immediately after finding them together you grab a gun out of the drawer and shoot them 49 times each, without any sort of calming period in between. I make sure my wife is well aware of this little diddy. Just kidding. ha!
§ 13A-6-3. Manslaughter.
(a) A person commits the crime of manslaughter if:
(1) He recklessly causes the death of another person, or
(2) He causes the death of another person under circumstances that would constitute murder under Section 13A-6-2; except, that he causes the death due to a sudden heat of passion caused by provocation recognized by law, and before a reasonable time for the passion to cool and for reason to reassert itself.
(b) Manslaughter is a Class B felony.