If a person commits a murder then commits suicide are they still charged with the crime of murder?

Tried for murder

No, because you can't charge a dead person.

That would be a waste of the court's time to spend tax dollars charging a dead person with a crime.They wouldn't charge a suicide victim with murder any more than they would charge a dead person with murdering someone else.

More accurately, it is because the killer would be unable to appear at trial. Imagine that the killer did not commit suicide, but fled the country. A trial could not be conducted in his absence. He would have to be located first and then tried.