Special Defences to Murder Cases

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Diminished Responsibility - Psychopath
R v Byrne 1960 (killed several women)
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Diminished Responsibility - Depression
R v Seers 1985 (killed wife)
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Diminished Responsibility - Battered Woman Syndrome
R v Ahluwalia 1993 (set husband alight)
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Diminished Responsibility - intoxication with pre-existing condition
R v Dieschmann 2003 (killed V but was found to have a adjustment disorder, intoxication is ignored)
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Diminished Responsibility - voluntry intoxication
R v Dowds 2012 (killed girlfriend, wanted DR on acute intoxication, not allowed voluntary intoxication)
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Diminished Responsibility - alcohol dependency/involuntary
R v Stewart 2009 (ASD would not automatically be an abnormality, nature and extent must be considered)
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Loss of control - sexual infidelity
R v Dawes 2012 (killed his girlfriend, cannot rely on sexual infidelity as a qualifying trigger, also cannot incite violence and get loss of control)
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Loss of control - Grave circumstances
R v Zebedee 2012 (incontinent dad didn't qualify as grave circumstance)
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Loss of control - Revenge Attack
R v Evans 2010 (wife was leaving and he stabbed her)
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Loss of control - intoxication
R v Asmelash 2013 (intoxication is to be ignored)
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Loss of control - sexual infidelity (controversial)
R v Clinton 2012 (diluted the ban on sexual infidelity being a trigger when it is part of the bigger picture of things said/done)
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Loss of control - Break up of relationship
R v Parker 2010 (break up of relationship not grave circumstances)
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R v Seers 1985 (killed wife)

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Diminished Responsibility - Depression

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R v Ahluwalia 1993 (set husband alight)

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R v Dieschmann 2003 (killed V but was found to have a adjustment disorder, intoxication is ignored)

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R v Dowds 2012 (killed girlfriend, wanted DR on acute intoxication, not allowed voluntary intoxication)

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