Murder Mens Rea

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  • Murder Mens Rea
    • Expressed
      • Intention to kill
    • Implied
      • Intention to cause GBH
      • Vickers
    • Foresight of consequences
      • Moloney
        • Murder is nothing less than the intent to kill or cause GBH
      • Hancock and Shankland
        • The greater the probability of the consequence the more likely it was foreseen, and the more likely it was foreseen the more likely it was intended.
      • Nedrick
        • Did the jury feel that death or serious injury was a virtual certainty?
        • Did D foresee that death or serious injury was a virtual certainty?
    • The intention for murder is nothing less than the intent to kill or cause GBH and D's foresight of consequences of his acts are no more than evidence for which the jury can find intent

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