2022 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 (2022)

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.

History. 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.”

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