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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw & Ethics · 1 decade ago

suicide is illegal in the state of missouri. So is that a capital crime?

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  • Mod M
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago
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    Hold 'em Knute they're aheadin' for the pea patch...

    Suicide is not a felony in Missouri - nor any other American state. But in l984 the Missouri legislature passed a one line law (565.023.1(2), RSMo) stating that anybody assisting in suicide (or self-murder) was committing a Class B felony, which is punishable by five to fifteen years imprisonment. In its twelve years existence, nobody in the state had ever been tried for the offence, nor even investigated; thus there was no case law available for review.

    Just so you know....it is NOT against the law for ME to kill Myself...it is against the law for YOU to Help me kill myself... that would be assisted suicide...

    Source(s): //www.assistedsuicide.org/typical_example.html
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Attempted suicide was a capital crime in England in the olden days. Not anywhere else AFAIK, and not recently.

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  • 1 decade ago

    If it is not it should be..Better make sure to do it right the first time, the state probably won't miss.

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  • 1 decade ago

    so they make you better then sentance you to death lmao. It is funny if you think about suicide as a crime.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I am not sure, but how about the time that Texas wanted a 'more severe' death penalty?

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  • 1 decade ago

    Yes, if you fail to kill yourself, the state will do it for you (at great expense to the taxpayers).

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  • 1 decade ago

    So if you commit suicide, what are they going to do, arrest your corpse and execute it?

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  • 1 decade ago

    Very good question. I guess it most likely is.

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  • Scott
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    It is some sort of crime.... and if you miss oh my gosh....

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Self-inflicted death penalty.

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