List of types of killing

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All of these are considered types of homicide. Suicide, intentional killing of self. Autocide, suicide by automobile. Medicide, a suicide accomplished with the aid of a physician. Murder-suicide, a suicide committed immediately after one or more murders. Self-immolation, suicide as a form of protest, often by fire. Suicide by cop, acting in a threatening manner so as to provoke a lethal response from law enforcement. Avunculicide – the act of killing an uncle (avunculus "(maternal) uncle"). Familicide – is a multiple-victim homicide where a killer's spouse and children are slain (familia "family"). Filicide – the act of a parent killing their child (filius "son").


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West's Encyclopedia of American Law states that "a 'mercy killing' or euthanasia is generally considered to be a criminal homicide" and is normally used as a synonym of homicide committed at a request made by the patient. The judicial sense of the term "homicide" includes any intervention undertaken with the express intention of ending a life, even to relieve intractable suffering. Not all homicide is unlawful. Two designations of homicide that carry no criminal punishment are justifiable and excusable homicide. In most countries this is not the status of euthanasia.


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Rates of homicide linked to psychosis are similar to those linked to substance misuse, and parallel the overall rate in a region. What role schizophrenia has on violence independent of drug misuse is controversial, but certain aspects of individual histories or mental states may be factors. About 11% of people in prison for homicide have schizophrenia and 21% have mood disorders. Another study found about 8-10% of people with schizophrenia had committed a violent act in the past year compared to 2% of the general population. Media coverage relating to violent acts by people with schizophrenia reinforces public perception of an association between schizophrenia and violence.

Crime of passion

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Murder of Nikki Whitehead. Murder of David Lynn Harris. Domestic violence. Honor killing. Murder-suicide. Voluntary manslaughter.


Death in warfare and in suicide attack also have cultural links, and the ideas of dulce et decorum est pro patria mori, mutiny punishable by death, grieving relatives of dead soldiers and death notification are embedded in many cultures. Recently in the western world, with the increase in terrorism following the September 11 attacks, but also further back in time with suicide bombings, kamikaze missions in World War II and suicide missions in a host of other conflicts in history, death for a cause by way of suicide attack, and martyrdom have had significant cultural impacts. Suicide is also present in some subcultures. In recent times for example in the emo subculture.

Year and a day rule

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In English common law, it was held that a death was conclusively presumed not to be murder (or any other homicide) if it occurred more than a year and one day since the act (or omission) that was alleged to have been its cause. The rule also applied to the offence of assisting with a suicide. Certain problems with this rule arise from the advance of medicine. Life support technology can extend the interval between the murderous act and the subsequent death. Application of the year and a day rule prevented murder prosecutions, not because of the merits of the case, but because of the successful intervention of doctors in prolonging life.

World Health Organization

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The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that is concerned with international public health. It was established on 7 April 1948, and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO is a member of the United Nations Development Group. Its predecessor, the Health Organization, was an agency of the League of Nations.

Murder in English law

Any offence of which a person found not guilty of murder may be found guilty under an enactment specifically so providing, namely:. Child destruction, contrary to section 1(1) of the Infant Life (Preservation) Act 1929. Infanticide, contrary to section 1(1) of the Infanticide Act 1938. Aiding, abetting, counselling or procuring suicide or an attempt to commit suicide, contrary to section 2(1) of the Suicide Act 1961.

Gun violence in the United States

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Gun violence – National Criminal Justice. US Violent Crime – Data on US Violent Crime. Gun Violence Archive – Data on each verified gun related incident, with annual statistics. Report US Anti-gun violence activist art project, Eileen Boxer (2016). The Accessibility of Firearms and Risk for Suicide and Homicide Victimization Among Household Members – Anglemyer, Horvath, and Rutherford (2014).

List of unsolved deaths

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Many of his friends and family suspected homicide as he had complained of someone following him in his efforts to stop the auction of a cache of Doyle's personal papers that he believed to have been wrongfully acquired. However, despite suicide by garrotte being unusual and difficult, some investigators believed that he had followed the example of one of Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories in which a woman stages her suicide to look like a murder. On the night of August 2–3, 2006, Robert Eric Wone was murdered under suspicious circumstances. On 4 October 2006, the skeletonized remains of Frauke Liebs (21), a student nurse, were found off a road near Lichtenau, Germany.

Domestic violence

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Homicide as a result of domestic violence makes up a greater proportion of female homicides than it does male homicides. More than 50% of female homicides are committed by former or current intimate partners in the US. In the United Kingdom, 37 percent of murdered women were killed by an intimate partner compared to 6 percent for men. Between 40 and 70 percent of women murdered in Canada, Australia, South Africa, Israel and the United States were killed by an intimate partner. The World Health Organization states that globally, about 38% of female homicides are committed by an intimate partner.

Tsutomu Miyazaki

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Miyazaki's father refused to pay for his son's legal defense and committed suicide in 1994. The seven-year trial focused on Miyazaki's mental state at the time of the murders. Under Japanese law, people of unsound minds are not subject to punishment, and the feeble-minded are entitled to reduced sentences. Three teams of court-appointed expert psychiatrists came to differing conclusions about Miyazaki's ability to tell right from wrong. Two teams determined him to be feeble-minded—one team concluding that he was schizophrenic, the other that he had multiple personality disorder.

Outline of death

Assisted suicide –. Copycat suicide –. Familicide –. Forced suicide –. Honor suicide –. Internet suicide pact –. Mass suicide –. Murdersuicide –. Suicide pact –. Parasuicide –. Suicide attack –. Suicide by cop –. Capital punishment – legal process whereby a person is put to death by the state as a punishment for a crime. The judicial decree that someone is punished in this manner is a death sentence, while the actual enforcement is an execution. Also called the "death penalty". List of methods of capital punishment.

Della Sutorius

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Della Faye "Dante" Sutorius (August 8, 1950 – November 20, 2010) was an American woman who was convicted of murdering her husband in 1996. Dr. Darryl Sutorius, a prominent heart surgeon in Cincinnati, married Dante Britteon in 1995. Dr. Sutorius was found dead in the basement of the house he shared with his wife in Symmes Township, Ohio on February 19, 1996. Though it was clear that a gunshot to the head had been the cause of death, authorities were initially unsure whether his death was homicide or suicide. Dante was arrested the same day when investigating police found a supply of cocaine. Though released on bail the next day, Mrs.

List of Autopsy: The Last Hours of... episodes

The following is a list of celebrities who have been profiled on the Channel 5 (UK) and Reelz (USA) documentary series Autopsy: The Last Hours of..., which delves into how they may have suddenly died.

Sister Abhaya murder case

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Police said he committed suicide by cutting the artery on his wrist and taking poison. A suicide note cited mental torture by the CBI. The CBI had alleged that Augustine had destroyed evidence and closed the case as a suicide, but the case diary revealed it was Augustine who pointed to the possibility of homicide. He had recorded that Abhaya could have seen something objectionable in the dining room and could have been silenced. In his personal diary, Augustine wrote about how he was pressured by CBI to say that senior police officers tried to influence him. On 02 and 29 December 29, 2008, the CBI made a statement before P. D. Soman, Chief Judicial Magistrate Ernakulam.

The site received media attention in 2012, following the hosting of a video which showed a real-life murder being committed by Luka Magnotta. As a result, Marek was arrested and charged under Canada's obscenity law with corrupting public morals. The site was launched on April 30, 2008, by Slovak-Canadian Mark Marek, and hosts explicit, real-life, photographic and video material of events such as murders, suicides, torture, open surgeries, mutilations and accidents. With an estimated 10 to 15 million monthly visits, Bestgore is currently the biggest shock site in the world. On April 30, 2019, Marek announced that he would no longer be involved with the site after 2019.

Suicide legislation

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However, attempting suicide might be a Breach of the peace if it is not done as a private act; this is routinely reported in the case of persons threatening suicide in areas frequented by the public. The Suicide Act 1961 applies only to England and Wales but under Scots Law a person who assists a suicide might be charged with murder, culpable homicide, or no offence depending upon the facts of each case. Despite not being a criminal offence, consequential liability upon the person attempting suicide (or if successful, his/her estate) might arise under civil law where it parallels the civil liabilities recognised in the (English Law) Reeves case mentioned above.


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In the last 45 years, suicide rates have increased by 60% worldwide. Suicide is among the three leading causes of death among those aged 15–44 years in some countries, and the second leading cause of death in the 10–24 years age group. These figures do not include suicide attempts which are up to 20 times more frequent than completed suicide. Suicide was the 16th leading cause of death worldwide in 2004 and is projected to increase to the 12th in 2030.

Dungeons & Dragons controversies

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Pulling founded BADD in 1982 after her son Irving committed suicide; she continued her advocacy until her death in 1997. As her son had played D&D, she filed a wrongful death lawsuit against her son's high school principal, holding him responsible for what she claimed was a D&D curse placed upon her son shortly before his death. She later filed suit against TSR, publishers of the game at the time. The case against TSR was thrown out in 1984, and most of her claims were disproved by reporters, especially Michael A. Stackpole, who demonstrated that gamers had lower suicide rates than non-gamers.

Accidental death

Accidental deaths are distinguished from death by natural causes (disease) and from intentional homicides and suicide. An accidental death can still be considered a homicide or suicide if a person was the unintentional cause. For criminal purposes, intentional homicides are usually classified as murder. Exceptions such as self-defense vary by jurisdiction, and some cases, persons accused of murder have asserted as a defense that the deceased was actually the victim of an accidental death rather than an intentional act.

Raynella Leath

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In this trial, Raynella's defense argued that David's death was in fact a homicide, but that Raynella had an alibi. After a day of deliberation, the jury had not reached a unanimous verdict. However, on January 25, 2010, Raynella Dossett Leath was convicted of first-degree murder and was automatically sentenced to between 51 years and life in prison. Immediately following her conviction, the charges relating to her first husband's death were dropped. Following her conviction, Raynella appealed for a new trial on the basis of Judge Richard Baumgartner's judicial misconduct relative to his drug use.

Death of JonBenét Ramsey

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Getting Away with Murder: The JonBenét Ramsey Mystery. Paulette Gebara Farah. List of murdered American children. Netflix released a documentary on the case Casting JonBenet on April 28, 2017. Netflix released a documentary on the case Casting JonBenet on April 28, 2017. Netflix released a documentary on the case Casting JonBenet on April 28, 2017. Netflix released a documentary on the case Casting JonBenet on April 28, 2017. Netflix released a documentary on the case Casting JonBenet on April 28, 2017. Netflix released a documentary on the case Casting JonBenet on April 28, 2017.

Sam Sheppard

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On December 21, after deliberating for four days, the jury found Sheppard guilty of second-degree murder. He was sentenced to life in prison. On January 7, 1955, shortly after his conviction, Sheppard was told that his mother, Ethel Sheppard, had committed suicide by gunshot. Eleven days later, Sheppard's father, Dr. Richard Sheppard, died of a bleeding gastric ulcer and stomach cancer. Sheppard was permitted to attend both funerals but was required to wear handcuffs. In 1959, Sheppard voluntarily took part in cancer studies by the Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research, allowing live cancer cells to be injected into his body. On February 13, 1963, Sheppard's father-in-law, Thomas S.


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Honduras, including the capital city Tegucigalpa, has the world's highest murder rate. Honduras has been experiencing record-high violence in recent years. In 2010, the homicide rate in Francisco Morazán was 83.2 (per 100,000 inhabitants) compared to the national average of 86. In 2009, the Central District reached a homicide rate of 72.7 with authorities recording 792 intentional homicides and 151 involuntary homicides; this averaged to 66 murders per month or two per day. 85.6 percent of the deaths were committed by firearm and 39 percent were linked to organized crime. 91 percent of the victims were men and 81.2 of that were ages 15 to 39.