“Cursed be hee that smiteth his neighbour secretly: and all the people shall say, Amen.”
1611 King James Version (KJV)
27:24 Smiteth - That is, killeth. This includes murder under colour of law, which is of all others the greatest affront to God. Cursed therefore is he that any ways contributes to accuse, or convict, or condemn an innocent person.