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  • Voluntary manslaughter: loss of control (S54 Coroners and justice Act 2009)
    • Loss of control
      • Ahluwalia: D had been suffering physical abuse for many years from her husband. She killed him while he was asleep. The loss of control does not have to be sudden.
    • Qualifying trigger
      • D's fear of serious violence from V; things said or done that constituted circumstances of an extremely grave character, and caused D to have a justifiable sense of being seriously wronged.
        • Clinton: sexual infidelity is not a qualifying trigger
    • Considered desire for revenge
      • Ibrams and Gregory: V had terrorised Ibrams and his girlfriend. The defendants planned an attack on V and carried it out 5 days after being terrorised.

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