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1. Pre-existing condition: What caused the women to die?

  • Argument, mental exertion and posion
  • Argument, mental exertion and fright
  • Argument, physical exertion and fright
  • Argument, physical exertion and poison
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2. '_____ ____' is when some crimes are committed if D does a certain act, regardless of the consequence e.g strict liability.

  • Conduct crimes
  • Crimes committed by omission
  • Consequence crimes
  • Circumstance crimes

3. Voluntary assumed responsibility: What happened in Stone & Dobinson 1977?

  • D was a doctor charged with the murder of a terminally ill patient.
  • They were unable to look after their ill sister and she died.
  • Fell asleep with a cigarette lit and set the mattress on fire, he failed to get help.

4. Acceleration principle: what case was this said in? 'If her life was cut short by weeks or months it was just as much murder as it if were cut short by years'

  • Haywood 1908
  • Kay v Butterworth
  • Adams 1957
  • R v Blaue 1975

5. Self-neglect: what was the case where D cut v on his finger but the v ignored medical advice?

  • Holland 1841
  • R v Blaue 1975
  • Adams 1957


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