The legal definition of “manslaughter” according to The Legal Dictionary is:
The unjustifiable, inexcusable, and intentional killing of a human being without deliberation, premeditation, and malice. The unlawful killing of a human being without any deliberation, which may be involuntary, in the commission of a lawful act without due caution and circumspection.
While CNN’s speculating that the Jury has rejected second degree murder, there’s no way to really know what’s going on in the jury chambers.
The judge just called the court in recess. The jury has deliberated for nine hours to this point in time.