Murder

Includes omissions causation and general AS principles such as transferred malice, coincidence of actus reus and mens rea ect. 

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  • Created on: 16-01-14 21:53

1. Name the case of transferred malice.

  • Mitchell (1983)
  • Thabo Meli v R
  • White (1910)
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2. What is oblique intent?

  • When the defendant's main aim was not the death of the victim, but something quite different, however in achieving the aim, death or serious injury is caused.
  • When the defendant planned the end result.
  • When the defendant's main aim was to cause death or serious injury.

3. When is the chain of causation broken?

  • When the act is so independent of the defendant's conduct and sufficiently serious enough.
  • When the defendant did not have intention to cause the end result
  • When the defendant fails to act.

4. When does the Victim's own act break the chain of causation?

  • When the victim acts in an unreasonable way.
  • When the victim acts in a foreseeable way.
  • When the defendant defends oneself.

5. What does the case of Attorney-General's Reference ( No 3 of 1994) (1997) show?

  • The child has to have an existence independent of the mother for it to be considered 'a reasonable creature in being'
  • Aborting a child is illegal.
  • A baby is never considered a reasonable creature in being.

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