[Homicide by hypothermia].

  title={[Homicide by hypothermia].},
  author={Burkhard Madea and Christian Rittner},
  journal={Archiv fur Kriminologie},
  volume={230 5-6},
Death due to hypothermia is normally accidental. Homicides by hypothermia are rare and have been observed especially in cases of abandonment of newborns as a method of infanticide and formerly in criminal experiments on humans in the Dachau concentration camp. 3 deaths due to hypothermia are reported, among them two cases of homicide. Intentional killing by hypothermia is rightly classified as murder as it fulfils the criterion of cruelty.