Loss of Control


s.54 (1)When a person kills another he is not to be convicted of murder if...

s.54 (1) (a):The defendants acts and omissions resulted from the defendants loss of control 

Duffy= no longer 'master of your own mind'

Ballie= had a 'cooling off period'' 

s.54 (1) (b): The loss of self-control had a qualifying trigger 

s.54 (1) (c): A person of the defendants sex and age, with a normal degree of tolerance


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