46.3501 Definitions.

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The following definitions are applicable in this chapter unless the context otherwise requires:

(a) “Criminal homicide” means conduct which causes the death of a person under circumstances constituting murder in the 1st or 2nd degree, manslaughter, or criminally negligent homicide.

(b) “Person”, when referring to the victim of a homicide, means a human being who had been born and was alive at the time of the homicidal act.

(c) “Course of conduct” means following by maintaining visual or physical proximity to a specific person or directing verbal, written or other threats, whether express or implied, to a specific person on two or more occasions over a period of time, however short, but does not include constitutionally protected activity.

(d) “Immediate family member” means a spouse, parent, child or sibling or any other person who regularly resides in a person’s household or resided in a person’s household within the past six months.

History: 1979, PL 16-43 § 2; amd 2010, PL 31-10.