At least the ones I served on....if the death was not natural, it went to a corner's inquest. I sat in on ones that were related to traffic accidents, suicides, etc. After watching the epi a couple of weeks ago about the 'cycle'. I'm thinking that accidental deaths, possible homicides and suicide would all be considered fair game. I can't remember all the possible rulings we had the option of giving, but one of them was accidental homicide. It would be up to the jury to decide whether to go ahead with further trial. In my rural county, there were six of us on the jury and there was no selection process whatsoever. I was told I would be on the jury call list for 3 (or maybe 4) months. Whenever they had a few inquests needed done, they would call me and give me a list of the deceased names. If I knew anyone on the list I had to let them know. Unless the officers giving their reports could lean the jury to thinking it was justifiable, then I think they would rule to go ahead with a trial. Just my opinion, I don't claim to be an expert by any means.