2020 Georgia Code
Title 16 - Crimes and Offenses
Chapter 5 - Crimes Against the Person
Article 1 - Homicide
§ 16-5-4. Time Elapsed Between Injury and Death

Universal Citation: GA Code § 16-5-4 (2020)

In order to be a homicide punishable under this article, death need not have occurred within a year and a day from the date of the injury alleged to have caused such death.

(Code 1981, §16-5-4, enacted by Ga. L. 1991, p. 719, § 1.)

Editor's notes.

- Ga. L. 1991, p. 719, § 2, not codified by General Assembly, provides: "It is the intent of this Act to make statutory the ruling of the Supreme Court of Georgia that the year and a day rule referred to herein is not the law of Georgia."

JUDICIAL DECISIONS

Cited in Lang v. State, 344 Ga. App. 623, 812 S.E.2d 16 (2018).

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