Law - Mens Rea

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1. The MR of murder is...

  • Intended to cause grievous bodily harm
  • Intended to kill or cause grievous bodily harm
  • Reckless to kill or cause grievous bodily harm
  • Recklessly caused grievous bodily harm
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2. Direct Intent - the jury accept that the main purpose of the defendant was to bring about the consequence, the defendant intended the consequence of his act:

  • True
  • False

3. Killed 3 month old son, threw him against a wall & fractured his skull - died. Claimed real intention was to stop the baby's crying, not to kill.

  • Mohan
  • Woollin 1998
  • R v Matthews & Alleyne 2003
  • Nedrick 1986

4. D was driving his car, was ordered to stop by a policeman. He failed to do this so the policeman jumped on the bonnet of his car, D swerves and sped off to avoid the policeman, he was thrown off and killed.

  • Woollin 1998
  • DPP v Smith 1961
  • Nedrick 1986
  • R v Matthews & Alleyne 2003

5. Indirect.Oblique Intent - the consequence was not the purpose of the defendants actions

  • True
  • False

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