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You can read the excusable homicide statutes that are present in many states today and immediately see the echoes of that 1532 Parliamentary act, such as California's excusable homicide statutes: "When committed by accident and misfortune, in the heat of passion, upon any sudden and sufficient provocation, or upon a sudden combat, when no undue advantage is taken, nor any dangerous weapon used, and when the killing is not done in a cruel or unusual manner.
Yochelson wrote that the doctrine of excusable homicide blocks a successful prosecution.
On the other hand, we do not declare this matter to be one of justifiable or excusable homicide.