In most countries, an allegation of murder can turn into a justifiable homicide so long as there is enough evidence to disprove the wrongdoing beyond a reasonable doubt.
Taking a human life can be considered permissible before the law if the act happens under certain circumstances of justification, such as self-defense, in which a person takes life to prevent great bodily harm or death.
Another form of justifiable homicide is a state-sanctioned execution for a capital crime. In almost every case of justifiable homicide, the killer is absolved of liability.
An act of murder committed under circumstances of diminished capacity or heat of passion is excluded from the category.
In June 2019, Anthony Templet was arrested for murder after his father’s death, Burt Templet. According to his family, the son acted in self-defense against an abusive father.
He was initially booked with manslaughter, but the prosecution later changed it to second-degree murder.
That said, the court eventually convicted Anthony of negligent homicide in 2021 and sentenced him to five years probation. His criminal records could be erased, too.
10 /10 911 Call
It all began on June 3, 2018, when Anthony and Burt argued over the former’s mobile phone.
The father wanted to know whether his ex-wife Susan had communicated with Anthony. A fist fight ensued, resulting in Anthony shooting his father to death.
Anthony decided to call 911 after the incident and described to the operator how it all had gone down. Officers came to his Baton Rouge home and took him into custody.
9 /10 Blood On The Floor
During the phone conversation, Anthony mentioned entering a room and locking the door to hide from his father. In the room, he found a gun.
But, unaware of his son holding a firearm, he refused to back down and damaged the door. Anthony then fired off a shot.
He was not sure if Burt had been killed, but he saw blood flowing on the floor.
He then opened the door and saw Burt stumbling towards the bathroom. Burt asked Anthony to stop shooting, but the son pulled the trigger twice.