If a homicide is justified or excused, there will be no death liability.
1) Apprehension of a fleeing felon (Law enforcement privilege)
2) Self-defense/defense of others
3) Reasonable mistake
2) Mental Illness
We’ll talk more about these two areas in a later blog.
There will be other things we’ll talk about from time to time regarding murder. In the next crimes post, we’ll go on to the second of two death crimes: Manslaughter.
Professor Doug Holden
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