Law Cases- Mens Rea

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Moloney (1985)
Loading shotguns with step father- taunts him, accidentally shoots him dead:- Conviction for murder quashed on appeal
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Hancock and Shankland (1986)
Miners on strike, pushed concrete block into road to prevent another miner from working, killed taxi driver:- conviction for murder quashed
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Nedrick (1986)
Paraffin through the letter box, child died:- conviction for murder quashed- manslaughter
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Woollin (1998)
Threw 3month old baby against wall at pram
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Matthews and Alleyne (2003)
Dropped v off of bridge,couldn't swim, doggy paddle, left before he reached safety and he drowned:- intention to kill
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Cunningham (1957)
Tore gas meter off of wall, leaked into next door house, woman affected by it:- Offence against persons act 1861- recklessness
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Met Police Commissioner v Caldwell (1981)
Set fire to hotel he worked at, whilst drunk.- Arson s 1(2) of Criminal Damage Act 1971
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Lidar (2000)
Bouncer hanging out of Range rover half in half out. Bouncer fell under wheel. convicted of Manslaughter through duty of care of being in the car.
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Sweet v Parsley (1969)
Teacher owned farmhouse which was being let to students whom were smoking canabis. She had no knowledge of the activity and therefore wasn't convicted..
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Latimer (1886)
Transferred Malice. Went to hit a guy with a belt in a pub. The belt bounced off the man and struck a woman in the face. Guilty of an assault even though he had not meant to hit her.
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Thabo Meli v R (1954)
Guys push thought to be dead guy off a cliff, wasn't actually dead and later died from exposure.
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Church (1965)
D fought with woman, knocked her out, tried to bring her round, dumped body in river. She drowned:- conviction for Manslaughter upheld.
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Fagan v Metropolitan Police Commissioner (1986)
Drove over policeman's foot, without realising. When asked several times, refused to move, eventually did. -Convicted of assaulting police officer.
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Hancock and Shankland (1986)

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Paraffin through the letter box, child died:- conviction for murder quashed- manslaughter

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Threw 3month old baby against wall at pram

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Dropped v off of bridge,couldn't swim, doggy paddle, left before he reached safety and he drowned:- intention to kill

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