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The intentional killing of oneself. ironically, in most states suicide is a crime, but if successful there is no one to punish. however, attempted suicide can be a punishable crime (seldom charged against one surviving the attempt). “assisted suicide” is usually treated as a crime, either specifically (as in michigan) or as a form of homicide (second degree murder or manslaughter), even when done as a kindness to a loved one who is terminally ill and in great pain.

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