160 Culpable homicide

(1)

Homicide may be either culpable or not culpable.

(2)

Homicide is culpable when it consists in the killing of any person—

(a)

by an unlawful act; or

(b)

by an omission without lawful excuse to perform or observe any legal duty; or

(c)

by both combined; or

(d)

by causing that person by threats or fear of violence, or by deception, to do an act which causes his or her death; or

(e)

by wilfully frightening a child under the age of 16 years or a sick person.

(3)

Except as provided in section 178, culpable homicide is either murder or manslaughter.

(4)

Homicide that is not culpable is not an offence.

Compare: 1908 No 32 s 175