Law Cases- Voluntary Manslaughter

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Byrne (1960)
D was a sexual psychopath who strangled and mutilated a young woman. Couldn't control his perverted desires so conviction for murder was quashed by CoA and substituted by manslaughter (Abnormality of mental functioning)
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Dowds (2012)
D and girlfriend were binge drinkers,in drunken state he stabbed V 60 times. -Convicted of murder (Voluntary acute intoxication not a defence of diminished responsibility)
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Dietschmann (2003)
D felt V was being disrespectful to memory of D's aunt who had just died. Repeatedly kicked and stamped on V (suffering from adjustment disorder- depressed grief reaction to aunts death)
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Tandy (1989)
Mrs Tandy was an alcoholic, drunk a full bottle of vodka, when her daughter told her that her husband had sexually interfered with her D strangled her daughter.-Convicted and appeal dismissed, drinking wasn't involuntary.
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Wood (2008)
D drunk heavily, went to victim's flat and fell asleep. D claimed he woke to V performing oral sex on him. He hit V repeatedly with a meat cleaver, killing him. D had ADS = diminished responsibility. -Convicted and on appeal CoA quashed conviction.
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Dawes (2013)
D returned home to find his wife and v asleep on sofa with legs entwined. D stabbed V. -Convicted of murder (sexual infidelity not a qualifying trigger)
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Zebedee (2012)
When D's 94 year old father soiled himself repeatedly, V killed D-Conviction for murder upheld(s55 of Coroners and Justice Act 2009, not a qualifying trigger)
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Clinton (2012)
D suffering from depression, killed wife after she told him she was having an affair and taunted him about looking up suicide saying he didn't have the courage. -Conviction of murder quashed (loss of control)
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D and girlfriend were binge drinkers,in drunken state he stabbed V 60 times. -Convicted of murder (Voluntary acute intoxication not a defence of diminished responsibility)

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Dowds (2012)

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D felt V was being disrespectful to memory of D's aunt who had just died. Repeatedly kicked and stamped on V (suffering from adjustment disorder- depressed grief reaction to aunts death)

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Mrs Tandy was an alcoholic, drunk a full bottle of vodka, when her daughter told her that her husband had sexually interfered with her D strangled her daughter.-Convicted and appeal dismissed, drinking wasn't involuntary.

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D drunk heavily, went to victim's flat and fell asleep. D claimed he woke to V performing oral sex on him. He hit V repeatedly with a meat cleaver, killing him. D had ADS = diminished responsibility. -Convicted and on appeal CoA quashed conviction.

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