One of my students asked me this question last week, and I told him I didn't know, but would check into it. Suppose you are awakened and startled in the night by the sound of someone breaking in. You don't have time to find your Glock or any other weapon (for whatever reason... I know, I know...just stay with me for the questions sake). You wind up going hand-to-hand with the guy, and in the process, you kill him. He didn't have a weapon on him. He is smaller than you physically by 85 lbs., and 15 years younger than you. Let's face it, you could have taken him with one arm behind your back. Anyway, you wind up killing the guy, because it just escalated to that point, with the adrenaline pumping and his fighting back. Now you call the police. You put on your jeans before they get there. The police come in and see you standing there, with all your karate trophies around the room. Your plaques of completion of the "Joe Blow Spec-Ops Killing School" are prominently displayed under the accent lighting you installed to show off your awards. You are standing there bare-chested with all that adrenaline making you looked pumped up like Schwarzenegger, and there is a guy dead on the floor that looks like Barney Fife/PeeWee Herman. What kind of trouble are you looking at here? You and your attorney know if this goes in front of jury, you'll be crucified. You've got 'killing' skills. This guy that broke in simply went to the wrong house because he had been drinking a little. He probably thought it was his house, and he was trying to sneak in. He was only 17 years old...and had his whole life before him, and then you KILLED him. Couldn't you have, with all your advanced martial arts training, used a less-than-lethal technique? Any opinions on what type, if any, trouble we are looking at here. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!