Murder

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Definition: Causing the death of a human being with malice aforethought

Actus Reus: Common element of homicide (death, R v Melcherek, Steel, human being AG Ref (No.3), Within 3 year- Law and reform acr 1996).

Causation: factual causation- but for test- R v White

Legal causation- Substantial and operative cause- significant and ongoing- R v Smith/ R v Cheshire

Interveneing act: Must be forseeable- R v Paggett

Thin Skull Test- take the victim as…

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