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§15‑144.  Essentials of bill for homicide.

In indictments for murder andmanslaughter, it is not necessary to allege matter not required to be proved onthe trial; but in the body of the indictment, after naming the person accused,and the county of his residence, the date of the offense, the averment"with force and arms," and the county of the alleged commission ofthe offense, as is now usual, it is sufficient in describing murder to allegethat the accused person feloniously, willfully, and of his malice aforethought,did kill and murder (naming the person killed), and concluding as is nowrequired by law; and it is sufficient in describing manslaughter to allege thatthe accused feloniously and willfully did kill and slay (naming the personkilled), and concluding as aforesaid; and any bill of indictment containing theaverments and allegations herein named shall be good and sufficient in law asan indictment for murder or manslaughter, as the case may be. (1887,c. 58; Rev., s. 3245; C.S., s. 4614.)