Homicide - the killing of a human being due to the act or omission of another. Included among homicides are murder and manslaughter, but not all homicides are a crime, particularly when there is a lack of criminal intent. Non-criminal homicides include killing in self-defense, a misadventure like a hunting accident or automobile wreck without a violation of law like reckless driving, or legal (government) execution. Suicide is a homicide, but in most cases there is no one to prosecute if the suicide is successful. Assisting or attempting suicide can be a crime.
Pittsburgh Criminal Defense Attorney Frank Walker
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Law terms - Homicide
Posted by Attorney Frank Walker at 9:54 PM
Labels: dui, homicide, involuntary manslaughter, manslaughter, murder 1, murder 2, murder 3, pennsylvania, self-defense, suicide
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