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DYING DECLARATIONS Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

Statements made by a person who is lying at the point of
death, and is conscious of his approaching dissolution, in reference to the manner in
which he received the injuries of which he is dying, or other immediate cause of his
death, and in reference to the person who inflicted such injuries or the connection with
such injuries of a person who is charged or suspected of having committed them; which
statements are admissible in evidence in a trial for homicide where the killing of the
declarant is the crime charged to the defendant. Simons v. People, 150 III. 06, 36 N. E.
1019; State v. Trusty, 1 Pennewill (Del.) 319. 40 Atl. 706; State v. Jones, 47 La. Ann.
1524, 18 South. 515; Bell v. State, 72 Miss. 507. 17 South. 232; People v. Fuhrig, 127
Cal. 412, 59 Pac. 093; State v. Parham, 48 La. Ann. 1309, 20 South. 727.


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