January 7, 2014
- 256 Mayhem
- 256k1 k. Nature and Elements of Offenses.
The statute providing that cutting or biting off the nose, ear or lip of another with the intention or voluntarily, or maliciously while fighting or otherwise, shall be a misdemeanor should not be construed as meaning that the crime is not committed unless the entire nose, ear or lip is bitten off.
Mathis v. State, 17 S.E.2d 194 (Ga. App.1941)
Suggested by Stephen W. Brown, Attorney; Bouhan Falligant, LLP; Savannah, Ga.