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Version of section 230 from 2003-01-01 to 2019-06-20:

Marginal note:Murder in commission of offences

 Culpable homicide is murder where a person causes the death of a human being while committing or attempting to commit high treason or treason or an offence mentioned in section 52 (sabotage), 75 (piratical acts), 76 (hijacking an aircraft), 144 or subsection 145(1) or sections 146 to 148 (escape or rescue from prison or lawful custody), section 270 (assaulting a peace officer), section 271 (sexual assault), 272 (sexual assault with a weapon, threats to a third party or causing bodily harm), 273 (aggravated sexual assault), 279 (kidnapping and forcible confinement), 279.1 (hostage taking), 343 (robbery), 348 (breaking and entering) or 433 or 434 (arson), whether or not the person means to cause death to any human being and whether or not he knows that death is likely to be caused to any human being, if

  • (a) he means to cause bodily harm for the purpose of

    • (i) facilitating the commission of the offence, or

    • (ii) facilitating his flight after committing or attempting to commit the offence,

    and the death ensues from the bodily harm;

  • (b) he administers a stupefying or overpowering thing for a purpose mentioned in paragraph (a), and the death ensues therefrom; or

  • (c) he wilfully stops, by any means, the breath of a human being for a purpose mentioned in paragraph (a), and the death ensues therefrom.

  • (d) [Repealed, 1991, c. 4, s. 1]

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 230
  • R.S., 1985, c. 27 (1st Supp.), s. 40
  • 1991, c. 4, s. 1

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