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CRIMES ACT 1900 - SECT 18
Murder and manslaughter defined
18 Murder and manslaughter defined
(a) Murder shall be taken to have been committed where the act of the
accused, or thing by him or her omitted to be done, causing the death charged,
was done or omitted with reckless indifference to human life, or with intent
to kill or inflict grievous bodily harm upon some person, or done in an
attempt to commit, or during or immediately after the commission, by the
accused, or some accomplice with him or her, of a crime punishable by
imprisonment for life or for 25 years.
(b) Every other punishable homicide
shall be taken to be manslaughter.
(a) No act or omission which was not
malicious, or for which the accused had lawful cause or excuse, shall be
within this section.
(b) No punishment or forfeiture shall be incurred by any
person who kills another by misfortune only.
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