excusable homicide

Definition of "excusable homicide"
  1. This is the killing of another person that is considered not punishable because it occurred as a result of an accident or misfortune while the individual was conducting a lawful action with ordinary caution and without any harmful intent
How to use "excusable homicide" in a sentence
  1. The death was ruled as an excusable homicide since it occurred during a lawful act with no malicious intentions.
  2. The defendant was freed on grounds of excusable homicide as the incident happened accidentally during a lawful act.
  3. The jury found the accused not guilty due to the circumstances of the case falling under the legal criteria for excusable homicide.

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