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An divorced Irish woman, living in jamaica, makes a false

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an divorced Irish woman, living in jamaica, makes a false charge against her ex husband, who is still living in Ireland, that causes him to commit suicide. Can she be charged with anything?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Nicola-mod replied 10 months ago.
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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I'm astonished at your answer, as it's NOT an answer but a referral suggestion. The question still stands, and I'll simplify it.. if the wife was in the UK... would there be a charge ?
Expert:  Nicola-mod replied 10 months ago.
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Expert:  F E Smith replied 10 months ago.

We can only answer you based upon United kingdom law. There may be a different provision in Jamaica.

In these circumstances, there are two potential charges. Murder or manslaughter.

The two closest charges are murder and manslaughter although it’s unlikely that the police would prosecute either. To be charged with either, the culprit must be complicit in the death or reckless as to the death but there must be a physical involvement.

There was no physical involvement here, only the emotional involvement and it was the deceased choice to end his own life.

Whilst it would be tragic in these circumstances, the woman would not be prosecuted.

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