Homicide by misadventure

(Law) homicide which occurs when a man, doing a lawful act, without any intention of injury, unfortunately kills another; - called also excusable homicide. See Homicide.
- Blackstone.

See also: Misadventure

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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(29.) See 2 Pollock & Maitland, supra note 26, at 478 (noting the "very similar case" of an execution and the "slaying of an outlaw or a hand-having thief or other manifest felon who resists capture."): Beale, supra note 14, at 568 ("The line between homicide in execution of the law and homicide by misadventure or se defendendo was not yet clearly defined ....").
Grollman, who uses the name Mrs Cruel, could get ten years if convicted of homicide by misadventure.
She returned after an hour to find him dead, and faces up to 10 years if convicted of homicide by misadventure.
The police cadet, Katsieris Konstantinos, was later charged with homicide by misadventure although he blamed Mr Eastlake, saying he had run out in front of his car without checking on a poorly-lit road.