What is the culpable mental state required for manslaughter under Penal Code 19.04?

The clues are in the question and you will need to find the answer. There will be a total of five questions focusing on the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure and the Texas Penal Code.
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Texas Code of Criminal Procedure Questions:
Stewart brought a gun to school and killed nine of his classmates. The community is enraged and demands swift justice. Local community leaders, the prosecutor, and the judge all decide that there is no need for a trial since the evidence against Stewart is clear and unambiguous. That is, there are multiple witnesses, a video recording of the massacre, and Stewart’s confession to the police. Stewart is sent to prison for the rest of his life without a trial, and the community can begin the healing process. Is there a problem with this result pursuant to Code of Criminal Procedure Art. 1.04 and 1.05? Explain why or why not.
Bob set a local restaurant on fire, and it burned to the ground. The police charged Bob with arson. Bob’s case will be handled in the courtroom of Judge Sally Jenkins. Everyone feels that justice will be served because Judge Jenkins was a part owner of the restaurant. Will justice be served under Code of Criminal Procedure Art. 30.01? Explain why or why not.
The police officers think that Jane may have assisted Bob with burning down the restaurant. The two officers assigned to the arson investigation decide to search Jane’s apartment while she’s not at home. They climb through an open window, look through the apartment for any evidence, and then they leave after not finding any evidence. Do you see any issues with what the officers did under Code of Criminal Procedure Art. 1.06? Explain why or why not.
Texas Penal Code Questions:
What is the culpable mental state required for manslaughter under Penal Code 19.04?
Ben is a horrible person. Lately, Ben has been very physically abusive to his pet golden retriever, Buddy. After several complaints from neighbors, the police arrive and find Ben hitting Buddy with a wooden bat. The police charge Ben with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon under Texas Penal Code Section 22.02. Do you think Ben will be convicted for this offense? Why or why not?

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