Murder

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Re A (Children)(Conjoined Twins) (2001)
Necessity may render killing lawful
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Poulton (1832)
a baby is a reasonable creature in being when the whole of the body of the child is brought alive into the world- once left mother’s womb, it is capable of being murdered
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Reeves (1839)
the child is in being even if the umbilical cord has not been cut- a foetus in its mother’s womb is not a reasonable creature in being, and is thus not capable of being murdered
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Malcharek (1981)
a patient who is on a life support machine is a reasonable creature in being and capable of being murdered
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Airedale NHS v Trust (1993)
a patient on life support is a reasonable creature in being and is thus capable of being murdered
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VICKERS (1957)
AN INTENTION TO KILL OR CAUSE GBH TO VICTIM
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Mohan (1976)
Direct Intent
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Woollin (1999)
Oblique Intent
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a baby is a reasonable creature in being when the whole of the body of the child is brought alive into the world- once left mother’s womb, it is capable of being murdered

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Poulton (1832)

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the child is in being even if the umbilical cord has not been cut- a foetus in its mother’s womb is not a reasonable creature in being, and is thus not capable of being murdered

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a patient who is on a life support machine is a reasonable creature in being and capable of being murdered

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a patient on life support is a reasonable creature in being and is thus capable of being murdered

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