Philippine Criminal Law: What is parricide?

Parracide is a criminal act of killing his father, mother, or child, whether legitimate or illegitimate, or any of his ascendants, or descendants, or his spouse,hall be punished by the penalty of reclusion perpetua to death.


The relationship, except the spouse, must be in the direct line and not in the collateral line. Hence, if  father the killed his son and was assisted by his nephew , then father is guilty of parricide while the nephew committed murder or homicide as case maybe.


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