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Philippine Criminal Law: I killed my wife after I saw her having sex with another man!

 

Article 247 of the Revised Penal Code  affords  protection  to  a  spouse considered  to  have  acted  in  a  justified  outburst  of  passion or  a  state  of  mental  disequilibrium.  The offended  spouse  has  no  time  to  regain  his  self‐control.

However the following circusmstances must be present:

 

1. A legally married person or a parent surprises his spouse or daughter, the latter under 18 years of age and living with him, in the act of committing sexual intercourse.

2. He or she kills any or both of them or inflicts upon any or both of them any serious physical injury in the act or immediately thereafter.

3. He has not promoted or facilitated the prostitution of his wife or daughter, or that he or she has not consented to the infidelity of the other spouse.

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