Rather than using the implications of the accident to advance his own brand of Christianity, he offered comfort.
It only need prove criminal agency—that the death was a homicide, as opposed to an accident.
Known for demolishing guitars on stage, he recounts the first time it happened—an accident.
late 14c., "an occurrence, incident, event," from Old French accident (12c.), from Latin accidentem (nominative accidens), present participle of accidere "happen, fall out, fall upon," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + cadere "fall" (see case (n.1)). Meaning grew from "something that happens, an event," to "something that happens by chance," then "mishap." Philosophical sense "non-essential characteristic of a thing" is late 14c. Meaning "unplanned child" is attested by 1932.
A person born from an unplanned pregnancy; an unplanned pregnancy: At 50, this third one was an accident (1900+)