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Murder
Common Law definition
`The unlawful killing of a reasonable creature in being within the Queens peace
with malice aforethought'
The death penalty was abolished in 1965 because too many mistakes were
made ­ the Bently case `let him have it'. It was also a condition of joining…

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`The unlawful KILLING of a reasonable creature in being within the
Queens peace with malice aforethought'
Killing by a positive act or by an omission (Gibbons and Proctor)

`The unlawful killing of A REASONABLE CREATURE IN BEING within
the Queens peace with malice aforethought'
Human being ­ you…

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Nadine Allen




Problems with law on murder
Sentences can be quite short for murderers
Intent to cause serious injury doesn't mean you meant to kill them
Assisted suicide should be allowed under extreme circumstances
A foetus isn't classed as a human being ­ what if you're in the last
days/weeks…

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