Law Cases- Murder

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Attorney-General's Reference (no 3 of 1994) (1997)
D stabbed 23 week pregnant girlfriend, gave birth prematurely weeks after stabbing. Baby was alive but died 4 months later. -Charged with murder of child, then acquitted by the trial judge.
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Re A (children) (conjoined twins) (2000)
Joined at the abdomen, only one could survive a separate existence, or both die 6 months later. Twins parents refused, but the hospital authorities applied for declaration to say it would be lawful. CoA allowed is.
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Beckford (1988)
Police officer investigate house that reported a man armed with a gun terrorising his family. V was running out of house and D shot him dead, he claimed to believe his life to be in danger and he still had the gun -Conviction quashed by Privy Council
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Martin (Anthony) (2002)
Shot two burglars who broke into his farmhouse. One who died was shot in the back as they were leaving. -D guilty of murder. Appeal for self defence rejected by CoA- reduced to manslaughter (diminished responsibility)
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Vickers (1975)
Broke into cellar of local sweet shop, Old deaf lady found him and so he hit her several times and kicked her in the head which led to her death.-Convition for murder upheld in CoA (intends GBH-malice aforethought)
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Cunningham (1981)
Attakced V in a pub, hitting v several times with a chair which he died from injuries. -Convicted of murder, HoL dismissed appeal. (intention of GBH=Mens Rea)
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Inglis (2010)
V injured during fight, on way to hospital fell out of ambulance, couldn't live an independent life. Mother injected him with heroi to put him out of his pain and misery. -Convicted of murder. (Euthanasia)
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Airedale NHS Trust v Bland (1993)
Vegative state, hospital applied to turn off life support machine, it was in the best interest of Bland
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R (on the application of Purdy) V DPP (2009)
Suffered form multiple sclerosis, there was no cure and she knew she would become disabled. once life became unbearable she wanted to travel to a country where assisted suicide was legal. HoL stated her husband would be prosecuted for it
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Joined at the abdomen, only one could survive a separate existence, or both die 6 months later. Twins parents refused, but the hospital authorities applied for declaration to say it would be lawful. CoA allowed is.

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Re A (children) (conjoined twins) (2000)

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Police officer investigate house that reported a man armed with a gun terrorising his family. V was running out of house and D shot him dead, he claimed to believe his life to be in danger and he still had the gun -Conviction quashed by Privy Council

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Shot two burglars who broke into his farmhouse. One who died was shot in the back as they were leaving. -D guilty of murder. Appeal for self defence rejected by CoA- reduced to manslaughter (diminished responsibility)

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Broke into cellar of local sweet shop, Old deaf lady found him and so he hit her several times and kicked her in the head which led to her death.-Convition for murder upheld in CoA (intends GBH-malice aforethought)

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