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Questions tagged [homicide]

The act of a human being causing the death of another human being.

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Can I sue the government because a minor on probation committed homicide?

My father was killed by a teenager last year in TN, USA. We are still in the one year statue of limitation for wrongful death civil suit. The suspect has been transferred to adult court and the ...
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What judgment should pass in this scenario?

While leaving his house for a few days; He set up Electric Shock or Snake bite Trap. In case if thief try to break in. And guess what! In absence of House owner, One Thief tried to break in and got ...
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How does the US legal system treat car accidents with pedestrian casualties?

2 years ago in Bosnia and Herzegovina, a guy was driving 105 km/h (max allowed 60) through red light and killed two teenage girls on crosswalk. He didn't even bother to stop. Instead, he called his ...
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How is this not attempted murder?

I am confused by this story. Someone fired a bullet, but it was stopped by a cop's belt. The shooter was not charged with attempted murder. Why might that be?
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How might a defense attorney use the fact that the accused was coerced? Examples from the movie Se7en

SPOILER ALERT FOR THE WHOLE MOVIE. THIS GIVES AWAY THE ENDING. In the film Se7en directed by David Fincher, a killer, J Doe, obsessed with the seven deadly sins carries out a grisly series of murders ...
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Is there an offence when you kill to prevent a murder?

Suppose Person A shoots and kills Person B, who was about to shoot to kill Person C, and Person C makes a statement to police to say that if Person A hadn’t intervened, there was no doubt they would ...
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(How) Can Person A grant immunity to Person B for ending Person A's life?

In the US, some states are "death with dignity" states. In such a state, suppose resident A wants to die earlier than allowed by that state law, and perhaps even before A becomes terminally ill. ...
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What legal action could be taken against me if I kill the alternate myself from other reality?

If "another me" from some alternate reality comes to meet me and I kill him for some reason, and I am caught by police; could I be convicted of any crime in the U.S.? (This question was originally ...
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What would have happened to Mel Gibson and Danny Glover in real life?

In "Lethal Weapon 2", the Bad Guy (if memory serves, a diplomat from South Africa?) commits a bunch of crimes; then as he's getting away on a yacht, he taunts Mel Gibson and Danny Glover's policemen ...
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Lethal force to prevent virus outbreak?

Lets say im in the hostpital or a supermarket. and somone just died from somthing unknow, what seems to be a virus or any other transmissible disease. am i in legal right to use letal force to prevent ...
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Negligent or Reckless homicide?

Case: X is the leader of a spiritual cult. X believes that X can heal the sick by killing them with a knife and then bringing them back to life as a “new human being.” X has never actually performed ...
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Could this situation result in someone receiving two DUIs for the same offense?

Someone I know recently was an offender in a really bad DUI crash causing at least one known death. When he was arrested, the charges listed on his inmate listing were a DUI and Vehicular Homicide ...
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How does a poor bombing fugitive suspect afford a 200 dollars an hour lawyer?

A suspected jihadist who fled Paris on the night of the Paris attacks and hid for 4 months in Belgium as a fugitive, has recently hooked up with a prominent high profile Belgian lawyer, the kind that ...
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Trust fall homicide

If I have established with another person that I will catch him as he voluntarily falls backward ("trust" falls), what are the legal ramifications for me (in the US) if I don't catch him and he breaks ...
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Legal implications of this prank going horribly wrong?

I remembered coming across this comic from Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal. In this comic, Tommy replaces his boss' gun with a fake that just shoots out a "Bang!" flag. Later, he breaks into his ...
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Who has authority to determine whether death was natural, accidental, suicidal, or homicidal?

My understanding is that generally (and in broad strokes) it is the responsibility and authority of a jurisdiction's Coroner (a.k.a. Medical Examiner) to determine the cause and manner of any death ...
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Is it legal in California to use lethal force to stop ANY felony from being committed?

According to California Penal Code Section 197 197. Homicide is also justifiable when committed by any person in any of the following cases: When resisting any attempt to murder any person, or to ...
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Which state has jurisdiction in a case of a murder in an airplane?

A murder happened in an airplane flying from country A to country B when crossing above country C. Who will have jurisdiction? Bonus question: What if countries A, B and C are members of the ...
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What is the difference between “murder”, “manslaughter” and “homicide”?

Do "murder", "manslaughter" and "homicide" have different legal definitions? Or are they just terms referring to the same act used in different jurisdictions?