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"The unlawful killing of a reasonable person in being with the King or Queens peace with malice
aforethought, express or implied." The act must be unlawful and without consent. The action that
causes the killing must be straightforward e.g. stabbing, shooting, strangulation. However if the
accused had…

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Malice is the desire to harm someone and this does not need to be present in the Mens Rea for
murder. For example when a loved one is terminally ill and they choose to turn off the life
support.



Aforethought is the act of previously planning to…

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