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Rhian Nicole Mason

Homicide Act 1957 Section 2

This can only be a defence if the defendant:

Is suffering from an abnormality of the mind
Act was caused by arrested or retarded development of the mind or an inherent cause of
disease or injury
If the abnormality of the mind…

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Substantial Impairment

S2 of the Homicide Act states the defendant's abnormality of mind must be such that it
"substantially impaired his mental responsibility for his actions/omissions"

The extent to which the abnormality of mind is for the jury to decide


Tandy (1989) ­ Strangled her 11…


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