Is not saving someone murder?Watch
Murder is committed when a person of sound mind unlawfully kills another person while having the intention to kill or to cause grievous bodily harm.
Murder requires a crime deliberately committed with intent to kill or cause serious harm.
An individual choosing not to save a person that is already dying or has sustained serious injury caused by prior unlawful events is not murder.
The individual who decided not to attempt to intervene did not set events in motion through criminal conduct accompanied by the intention of causing the person's death.
If death was caused by unlawful action that was dangerous or involved a duty of care breached and no attempt to rescue the victim by the culprit, there is a strong possibility that the culprit not saving the victim could be considered as manslaughter.
Ethically, however, might raise some questions.
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