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§ 97-3-23. Homicide; Death Following Duels Fought Out Of State

Every person who shall, by previous appointment, agreement, or understanding made in this state, fight a duel without the jurisdiction of this state, and, in so doing, shall inflict a wound upon his antagonist or any other person, whereof the person thus injured die within this state, and every second engaged in such duel, shall be guilty of murder in this state, and may be indicted, tried, and convicted in the county where such death shall happen. SOURCES: Codes, Hutchinson's 1848, ch. 64, art. 12, Title 2 (5); 1857, ch. 64, art. 166; 1871, § 2629; 1880, § 2876; 1892, § 1150; 1906, § 1228; Hemingway's 1917, § 958; 1930, § 986; 1942, § 2216.

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Phil Bryant
Phil Bryant
January 10, 2012 -
Republican
1-601-351-5023
200 South Lamar, Suite 800, Jackson, MS, 39201

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