Florida Statutes Title XLVI. Crimes § 782.035. Abrogation of common-law rule of evidence known as “year-and-a-day rule”

The common-law rule of evidence applicable to homicide prosecutions known as the “year-and-a-day rule,” which provides a conclusive presumption that an injury is not the cause of death or that whether it is the cause cannot be discerned if the interval between the infliction of the injury and the victim's death exceeds a year and a day, is hereby abrogated and does not apply in this state.


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