Involuntary manslaughter charges are hard to bear, because not only did you not intend to harm someone, but you're also facing penalties for doing so. You live with the guilt of your actions already, but the courts want to see you pay with your freedoms.
The death penalty, which typically involves lethal injection and is still legal in Tennessee, is used only for the most serious crimes. When a jury convicts someone and asks for the death penalty, that jury is saying not only that the person did commit the crime but that rehabilitation in prison is not possible. The inmate then goes to death row and may spend years waiting for the sentence to be carried out.
Being wrongfully accused of a crime is an extremely jarring and frightening thing to go through. The repercussions can be severe, leading to embarrassment, mental distress, and possibly a criminal conviction which could lead to jail time and other penalties.
Ask anyone about the differences between robbery, theft and burglary and they'll likely say they are all the same. But they aren't. Here's a rundown of the variations between the three crimes.