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

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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.