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Title XXXVIII CRIMES AND PUNISHMENT; PEACE OFFICERS AND PUBLIC DEFENDERS

Chapter 565

< > Effective - 01 Oct 1984, 2 histories, see footnote bottom

  565.003.  Culpable mental state may exist though different person killed — time between act and death no defense. — 1.  The culpable mental state necessary for a homicide offense may be found to exist if the only difference between what actually occurred and what was the object of the offender's state of mind is that a different person or persons were killed.

  2.  The length of time which transpires between conduct which results in a death and is the basis of a homicide offense and the event of such death is no defense to any charge of homicide.

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(L. 1983 S.B. 276, A.L. 1984 S.B. 448 § A)

Effective 10-01-84


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