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Survivor of suicide pact

31B Survivor of suicide pact

(1) The survivor of a suicide pact shall not be guilty of murder or manslaughter but may be guilty of an offence under section 31C.
(2) In this section,
"suicide pact" means a common agreement between 2 or more persons having for its object the death of all of them, whether or not each is to take his or her own life, but nothing done by a person who enters into a suicide pact shall be treated as being done by the person in pursuance of the pact unless it is done while the person has the settled intention of dying in pursuance of the pact.
(3) The onus of proving the existence of a suicide pact shall lie with the accused person on the balance of probabilities.

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