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Insanity

M'Naghten's Case [1843]
M'Naghten's Case [1843]
The Prime Minister’s secretary was murdered and the Defendant was charged with murder. He was found not guilty due to being insane. This case was brought to the House of Lords and the Judges were asked to explain the law.
R v Hennessy (1989)
R v Hennessy (1989)
The defendant was charged with taking a car and driving whilst disqualified. He was a diabetic and needed insulin to control this. He stated that he had forgotten to take his insulin, it caused him to suffer hyperglycemia. The judge said that this was an
R v Quick (1973)
R v Quick (1973)
The defendant who was a nurse failed to eat after taking insulin for his diabetes. this caused hypoglycemia. He was convicted of causing actual bodily harm to a patient. The judge rules the defence was insanity. The conviction was thrown out as he stated
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