Full Statute Name:  West’s Annotated Mississippi Code. Title 97. Crimes. Chapter 3. Crimes Against the Person. § 97-3-45. Manslaughter, dangerous animal

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Primary Citation:  Miss. Code Ann. § 97-3-45 Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  August, 2023 Alternate Citation:  MS ST § 97-3-45 Date Adopted:  1930 Historical: 
Summary: This Mississippi law makes an owner liable for manslaughter if he or she wilfully allows a mischievous animal to go at large, or it goes at large because the owner fails to exercise ordinary care, and the animal, while at large or not confined, kills any human being who took reasonable precautions to avoid the animal.

If the owner of a mischievous animal, knowing its propensity, wilfully suffer it to go at large, or shall keep it without ordinary care, and such animal, while so at large, or not confined, kill any human being who shall have taken reasonable precautions to avoid the animal, such owner shall be guilty of manslaughter.



Code 1930, § 998; Code 1942, § 2228.


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