Challenging To A Duel

Challenging to a duel

ART.261

ACTS PUNISHABLE:
1. Challenging another to a duel.
2. Inciting another to give or accept a challenge to a duel.
3. Scoffing at or decrying another publicly for having refused to accept a challenge to fight a duel.


PERSONS LIABLE:
1. Challenger
2. Instigators

People v. Tacomoy
If one challenges another to a duel by shouting “Come down, Olympia, let us measure your prowess. We will see whose intestines will come out. You are a coward if you do not come down”, the crime
of challenging to a duel is not committed. What is committed is the crime of light threats under Article 285, paragraph 1 of the Revised Penal Code.

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