Homicide Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Homicide, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Homicide?

(n) Homicide is the unnatural ending of the life of a person by an act or omission of another person or persons knowingly or otherwise. A homicide becomes a criminal act when it was done with a motive or intention to harm or with a reckless disregard of the safety of others. Suicide is a self executed homicide