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S54(2) states that the loss of self-control does not need to be
sudden - there may be a time delay between the qualifying trigger
and the reaction of the D in killing the V. (Thornton)
However, the longer the delay, the less likely is the judge or jury to
believe that the killing resulted from a loss of self-control.…read more

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Premeditated does not qualify as a loss of
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BAILLIE (1995)
Too much
time had
lapsed for
him to have
lost control.…read more

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Not been a sudden and temporary loss of self-control.
A minor incident could act as the last straw and trigger
a sudden final loss of control.…read more

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Too long a time delay so loss of control was not
available as a defence.…read more

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Ben Smith

Makes it so much more simple. thanks 

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