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On Thursday January 19, 2017, at approximately 4:40 pm, Twin Falls Police, Fire, and paramedics were dispatched to 232 2nd Avenue North in response to a reported shooting. Officers found an adult female inside one of the apartments with a gunshot wound. The female was identified as 20-year-old Katrina D. Budden of Twin Falls. Budden was transported to St. Lukes Magic Valley, where she later succumbed to her injuries. Twin Falls Police Detectives have arrested Brandon S. Smithson (born in 1990) of Twin Falls for his involvement in the shooting. Smithson was charged with Involuntary Manslaughter. The Twin Falls County Coroner has scheduled an autopsy for Monday morning, January 23, 2017. Any further inquiries regarding this case should be directed to the Twin Falls Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.
18-4006. MANSLAUGHTER DEFINED. Manslaughter is the unlawful killing of a human being including, but not limited to, a human embryo or fetus, without malice. It is of three (3) kinds:
(1) Voluntary — upon a sudden quarrel or heat of passion.
(2) Involuntary — in the perpetration of or attempt to perpetrate any unlawful act, other than those acts specified in section 18-4003(d), Idaho Code; or in the commission of a lawful act which might produce death, in an unlawful manner, or without due caution and circumspection; or in the operation of any firearm or deadly weapon in a reckless, careless or negligent manner which produces death.
(3) Vehicular — in which the operation of a motor vehicle is a significant cause contributing to the death because of:
(a) The commission of an unlawful act, not amounting to a felony, with gross negligence; or
(b) The commission of a violation of section 18-8004 or 18-8006, Idaho Code; or
(c) The commission of an unlawful act, not amounting to a felony, without gross negligence.
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any evidence of conviction under subsection (3)(b) of this section shall be admissible in any civil action for damages resulting from the occurrence. A conviction for the purposes of subsection (3)(b) of this section means that the person has pled guilty or has been found guilty, notwithstanding the form of the judgment(s) or withheld judgment(s).