Diminished Responsibility

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  • DR
    • DEFINITION
      • A person who kills or is party to a killing of another is not to be convicted of murder of he was suffering an abnormality of mental functioning which:
    • b) substantially impaired D's ability to: understand the nature of his conduct or form a rational judgement or exercise self control
    • a) arose from a recognised medical condition
    • BYRNE - 'State of mind so different from the ordinary human beings that the reasonable man would term it abnormal
    • c) provides an explanation for D's acts and omissions in doing or being party to the killing.
    • Recognised medical conditions include : depression, paranoia or battered woman's syndrome.

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