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This article is about homicide, the unlawful killing of another human being. There is another article about Homicide: Life on the Street, the television series.
Homicide is the unlawful killing of another human being. Legally homicide can be classified into cases of murder, manslaughter, or justifiable homicide. Defenses against homicide include insanity or self-defense. Defense of property is typically not a defense against homicide, nor is the legal justification of necessity a defense.