The Law of Crimes and Criminal Procedure; Including Forms and Precedents

The Law of Crimes and Criminal Procedure; Including Forms and Precedents

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...than in these words," did make an afi'ray by fighting, ' to the terror of the people. 487. Form 0f IndIctment.--The Jurors etc. present, that A. B. and C. D., on etc., at etc., in a certain public place, there situate, did make an afiray, by then and there fighting together, to the terror of the people there being, against the peace etc. CHAPTER XLI. ARSON. 488. Defined.-Arson is the wilful and malicious burning of the house of another.' 489. The Bu: -ning.--There must be' an actual burning of the house or some part of it, though it is not necessary, that any part be wholly consumed, or that the fire have any continuance.' It is a suficient burning, if the substance and fibre of the wood be destroyed to the smallest extent, ' but not, if it be only scorched.' There need not be a visible flame.' If the fire go out of itself, or be extinguished, the offense is still complete.' 490. The Ilouse.--The term house, in the foregoing definition, includes not only dwelling-house, but also all outhouses that are parcel thereof, though not adjoining thereto nor under the same roof." If an outhouse be within the same curtilage, or cluster of buildings, as the mansion-house, it is to be taken as part thereof;'-' otherwise, if it is wholly unconnected with the dwelling."' Burning a barn, though not within the curt-ilage of a dwelling, is said to be arson, if there be any corn or hay in it." Burning of the following structures has been held not to be arson: a stack of hay or the frame of a house;' a building not finished for use, nor occupied as a dwelling-house;' the remains of a house, uninhabited and untenantable;"' a shed or more

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