Murder Cases

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Define murder
Unlawful killing of a human being under the Queen's Peace with malice afterthought
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A-G's Ref
D stabbed pregnant girlfriend, and the baby died after birth. If the foetus is injured and dies from that injury after birth, it could be murder or manslaughter
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Vickers
D struck V with several blows during burglary of V's shop and she died. The intention to cause GBH is sufficient mens rea for murder
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Woollin
D tried to throw baby into a pram, and the baby hit the wall and died. If the consequence was foreseeable by D and virtually certain, there is indirect intent
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Matthews and Alleyne
D threw V into river from a height knowing he couldn't swim. There was indirect intent because the consequence was virtually certain.
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Bland
Hillsborough Disaster victim on life support, declared brain dead. Doctors could withdraw treatment and allow the patient to die in his best interest
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Inglis
Woman gave her son on life support a lethal dose of heroin to end his suffering. The law does not distinguish between murder for malevolent reasons and murder motivated by love, so her conviction was upheld
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D stabbed pregnant girlfriend, and the baby died after birth. If the foetus is injured and dies from that injury after birth, it could be murder or manslaughter

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Vickers

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Woollin

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Matthews and Alleyne

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