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Oklahoma Statutes Annotated. Title 21. Crimes and Punishments. Part III. Crimes Against the Person. Chapter 24. Homicide. Manslaughter. 717. Owner of mischievous animal which kills person

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Citation: 21 Okl. St. Ann. 717

Citation: OK ST T. 21 717

Last Checked by Web Center Staff: 01/2014

Summary:   This Oklahoma law states that an owner of a "mischievous animal" who knowing its propensities allows it to go at large or does not exercise ordinary care in keeping it, will be guilty of manslaughter in the second degree if while at large it kills a human.

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If the owner of a mischievous animal, knowing its propensities, willfully suffers it to go at large, or keeps it without ordinary care, and such animal, while so at large or not confined, kills any human being who has taken all the precautions which the circumstances permitted, to avoid such animal, the owner is deemed guilty of manslaughter in the second degree.


R.L.1910, § 2326.

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