§61-2-6. Homicide punishable within state if injury occurs within
and death without, or vice versa.
If any person be stricken, wounded or poisoned in, and die by
reason thereof out of, this state, the offender shall be as guilty,
and be prosecuted and punished, as if the death had occurred in the
county in which the stroke, wound or poison was given or
administered. And if any person be stricken, wounded or poisoned
out of this state, and die by reason thereof within this state, the
offender shall be as guilty, and may be prosecuted and punished, as
if the mortal stroke or wound had been given, or poison
administered, in the county in which the person so stricken,
wounded or poisoned may so die.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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