2013 South Dakota Codified Laws
Title 22 - CRIMES
Chapter 16 - Homicide And Suicide
§ 22-16-31 Excusable homicide--Heat of passion--Provocation--Sudden combat--Limitations.


SD Codified L § 22-16-31 (2013) What's This?

22-16-31. Excusable homicide--Heat of passion--Provocation--Sudden combat--Limitations. Homicide is excusable if committed by accident and misfortune in the heat of passion, upon sudden and sufficient provocation, or upon a sudden combat. However, to be excusable, no undue advantage may be taken nor any dangerous weapon used and the killing may not be done in a cruel or unusual manner.

Source: SDC 1939, § 13.2002 (2); SL 2005, ch 120, § 162.

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