justifiable homicide


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justifiable homicide

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(Law) lawful killing, as in self-defence or to prevent a crime
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The first of these is the court of inspection over the behaviour of the magistrates when they have quitted their office; the second is to punish those who have injured the public; the third is to take cognisance of those causes in which the state is a party; the fourth is to decide between magistrates and private persons, who appeal from a fine laid upon them; the fifth is to determine disputes which may arise concerning contracts of great value; the sixth is to judge between foreigners, and of murders, of which there are different species; and these may all be tried by the same judges or by different ones; for there are murders of malice prepense and of chance-medley; there is also justifiable homicide, where the fact is admitted, and the legality of it disputed.
The excessive audacity of this retort so overpowered Mr Chuckster, and so moved his tender regard for his friend's honour, that he declared, if he were not restrained by official considerations, he must certainly have annihilated Kit upon the spot; a resentment of the affront which he did consider, under the extraordinary circumstances of aggravation attending it, could but have met with the proper sanction and approval of a jury of Englishmen, who, he had no doubt, would have returned a verdict of justifiable Homicide, coupled with a high testimony to the morals and character of the Avenger.
Berkeley County Coroner Bill Salisbury told WBCD that the shooting was a justifiable homicide: "We will be ruling the manner of death as a homicide, but it was a justifiable homicide.
19) Justifiable homicide was faultless and required an acquittal.
The explanations of justifiable homicide and excusable homicide are in Instruction 7.
In 2013, more than 6,000 black Americans lost their lives to homicide, including 140 such deaths that the FBI reported as justifiable homicide by law enforcement.
The news accounts also showed that the Los Angeles police did not charge Samiee with murder, but accepted his self-defense argument and charged him with justifiable homicide, which does not carry the penalty of execution in either Iran or the United States.
All the investigations came to the same conclusion: The death of Luis Gutierrez-Navarro was a justifiable homicide in the line of duty.
A last chapter discusses recent real-life homicide cases, and poses the question of what we, as a society, consider justifiable homicide.
Thirty of the 32 cases (28 were Black victims) were disposed of by the medical examiner, who at the inquest exonerated the officers involved in the killings on the grounds that death was due to justifiable homicide.
AWAITING news of the first coroner's inquest to return a Justifiable Homicide verdict on any man who took too literally the advice in Sainsbury's Christmas gift guide: "For Her, a Pudding Bowl.