Pickpocket skill tree, the
Poisoner perk allows you to plant poisons on someone and have them suffer the effects. I was trying to determine whether to get it, so wondered if killing someone by planting a poison on them will still cause a bounty?
"Reverse pickpocketing a poison using the Poisoned perk does not count as a crime, even if the magical effect of the poison (e.g. "damage health") would otherwise be considered a criminal act if applied any other way. This makes it entirely possible to kill or weaken innocent enemies, right in front of everyone, without incurring a bounty."
No, successfully planting enough poison on your target to kill him/her will not create a bounty .If you fail in your attempt to reverse-pickpocket a poison onto the target, you will receive a bounty. Furthermore, if you successfully plant poison on the target, but not enough to kill them, they may hire thugs to come after you. This will not put a bounty on your character.