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CRIMES ACT 1958 - SECT 3A

Unintentional killing in the course or furtherance of a crime of violence

S. 3A(1) amended by Nos 49/1991 s. 119(1) (Sch. 2 item 2), 48/1997
s. 60(1)(Sch. 1 item 2(a)(b)).

    (1)     A person who unintentionally causes the death of another person by an act of violence done in the course or furtherance of a crime the necessary elements of which include violence for which a person upon first conviction may, under or by virtue of any enactment, be sentenced to level 1 imprisonment (life) or to imprisonment for a term of 10 years or more shall be liable to be convicted of murder as though he had killed that person intentionally.

    (2)     The rule of law known as the felony-murder rule (whereby a person who unintentionally causes the death of another by an act of violence done in the course or furtherance of a felony of violence is liable to be convicted of murder as though he had killed that person intentionally) is hereby abrogated.

S. 3B inserted by No. 77/2005 s. 3.



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