162 Death must be within a year and a day
  • (1) No one is criminally responsible for the killing of another unless the death takes place within a year and a day after the cause of death.

    (2) The period of a year and a day shall be reckoned inclusive of the day on which the last unlawful act contributing to the cause of death took place.

    (3) Where the cause of death is an omission to fulfil a legal duty, the period shall be reckoned inclusive of the day on which such omission ceased.

    (4) Where death is in part caused by an unlawful act and in part by an omission, the period shall be reckoned inclusive of the day on which the last unlawful act took place or the omission ceased, whichever happened last.

    Compare: 1908 No 32 s 177