Criminal Code (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-46)
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222 (1) A person commits homicide when, directly or indirectly, by any means, he causes the death of a human being.
Marginal note:Kinds of homicide
(2) Homicide is culpable or not culpable.
Marginal note:Non culpable homicide
(3) Homicide that is not culpable is not an offence.
Marginal note:Culpable homicide
(4) Culpable homicide is murder or manslaughter or infanticide.
(5) A person commits culpable homicide when he causes the death of a human being,
(a) by means of an unlawful act;
(b) by criminal negligence;
(c) by causing that human being, by threats or fear of violence or by deception, to do anything that causes his death; or
(d) by wilfully frightening that human being, in the case of a child or sick person.
(6) Notwithstanding anything in this section, a person does not commit homicide within the meaning of this Act by reason only that he causes the death of a human being by procuring, by false evidence, the conviction and death of that human being by sentence of the law.
- R.S., c. C-34, s. 205
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