Criminal Offenses

Dueling and Fighting

SECTION 11-12-3

§ 11-12-3. Duel without state resulting in death within state.

Every person, being an inhabitant of or resident in this state, who shall fight a duel outside the jurisdiction of this state, by previous appointment or engagement made within this state, and in the duel shall inflict a mortal wound upon any person of which the person so injured shall afterwards die within this state, shall be deemed to be guilty of murder within this state and may be indicted or charged by information, tried, convicted and sentenced in the county in which the death shall happen.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 277, § 9; G.L. 1909, ch. 343, § 9; G.L. 1923, ch. 395, § 9; G.L. 1938, ch. 606, § 9; G.L. 1956, § 11-12-3; P.L. 1974, ch. 118, § 4.)