• Created by: alisha01v
  • Created on: 23-11-18 10:52


  • Murder is a homicide offence
  • The crime is part of a family of offences where the defendant causes the death of the victim
  • There is currently no statutory definition but Sir Edward Coke gave one in his legal texts, 'Coke's Institutes' in 1628
  • This was updated in Archbold's Criminal Pleading, Evidence and Practice 2000, where it was stated that the crime of murder is committed...:
  • 'Where a person of sound mind and discretion unlawfully kills any reasonable creature in being and under the Queen's peace with intent to kill or cause grievous bodily harm.'
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