Transferred malice

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Transfer of guilty intention

The defendant can be guilty if he intended to commit a similar crime but against a different victim.

E.g. aiming a punch at one person with the necessary men's rea but actually hitting another person.

Latimer (1986) - the defendant aimed a blow at a man but actually hit a woman. He


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