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Generally, homicide is the causing of death of another person (s.222(1)), irrespective of whether there was any intention to cause
death or if it was by accident. There is culpable homicide and non-culpable homicide.(s. 222(2)).
Culpable homicide refers to the types of homicide for which there are criminal penalties. It includes causing death (s.222(5)):
by means of an unlawful act
by criminal negligence
by causing that human being, by threats or fear of violence or by deception, to do anything that causes his death, or
by wilfully frightening that human being, in the case of a child or sick person.
229. Culpable homicide is murder
(a) where the person who causes the death of a human being
(i) means to cause his death, or
(ii) means to cause him bodily harm that he knows is likely to cause his death, and is reckless whether death ensues or not;
(b) where a person, meaning to cause death to a human being or meaning to cause him bodily harm that he knows is likely to
cause his death, and being reckless whether death ensues or not, by accident or mistake causes death to another human being,
notwithstanding that he does not mean to cause death or bodily harm to that human being; or
(c) where a person, for an unlawful object, does anything that he knows or ought to know is likely to cause death, and thereby
causes death to a human being, notwithstanding that he desires to effect his object without causing death or bodily harm to any
Classification of murder
231. (1) Murder is first degree murder or second degree murder.
Planned and deliberate (2) Murder is first degree murder when it is planned and deliberate.
Proof of the Offence
1. identity of accused
2. date and time of incident
3. jurisdiction (incl. region and province)
4. the accused does anything that causes death;
an intent to cause death or
an intent to cause bodily harm that the accused knew was likely to cause death and was reckless as to
whether death ensues or not.
6. the accused's actions were planned and deliberate