MS § 97-3-17. Homicide; excusable homicide.

State: Mississippi


Mississippi Code Annotated (M.C.A.)

Title 97.  Crimes

Chapter 003.  Crimes Against the Person

§ 97-3-17. Homicide; excusable homicide.

The killing of any human being by the act, procurement, or omission of another shall be excusable:

(a) When committed by accident and misfortune in doing any lawful act by lawful means, with usual and ordinary caution, and without any unlawful intent;

(b) When committed by accident and misfortune, in the heat of passion, upon any sudden and sufficient provocation;

(c) When committed upon any sudden combat, without undue advantage being taken, and without any dangerous weapon being used, and not done in a cruel or unusual manner.