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Evidence Of Poisoning

Pregnancy

Unnatural Offences

Signs Of Death

Zinc Silver Bismuth And Chromium

Arsenic And Its Preparations

Lead And Its Preparations

Hydrochloric Acid

Modes Of Sudden Death

Belladonna Hyoscyamus And Stramonium


Assault Murder Manslaughter Etc





=Assault.=--This is an attempt or offer to do violence to another
person; it is not necessary that actual injury has been done, but evil
intention must be proved. When a corporal hurt has been sustained, then
assault and battery has been committed. The assault may be aggravated
by the use of weapons, etc.

=Homicide= may be justifiable, as in the case of judicial execution,
or excusable, as in defence of one's family or property.

Felonious homicide is murder. This means that a human being has been
killed by another maliciously and deliberately or with reckless
disregard of consequences.

=Manslaughter= or =Culpable Homicide= (Scotland) is the unlawful killing
of a human being without malice--as homicide after great provocation;
signalman who allows a train to pass, and so collide with another in
front.





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