The accepted definition of murder is...
The unlawful killing of a reasonable person in being under the Queen's peace with malice aforethought
There may be many lawful reasons for death. The homicide can be made lawful by using a compete defence such as self-defence.
Killing is the accelaration of death i.e. bringing forward the time of their death from the time it should have been (R v Adams)
The killing can occur through a positive act or an omission- 5 Omissions:
- Official position (Dytham)
- Relationship (Gibbins and Procter)
- Duty taken on voluntarily (Stone and…