...charged for/with the death of her son.

Karen123456

Senior Member
Malaysia English
A woman was charged in court for/with the death of her son.

The above sentence is written by my daughter. She thinks "for" is correct. I think it should be "with".

Should I use "for" or "with"?

Thanks.
 
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    Senior Member
    American English
    Speaking as a non-lawyer, I would say "She was charged with ..." but you're usually charged with a crime, not a death.

    She was charged with the murder of her son.
    She was charged with neglect of her son resulting in death.


    (Or whatever charges may be on the books.)
     
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