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Unlawful Act Manslaughter
The Defendant neglected his baby son and was convicted of his manslaughter. This was quashed by the Court of Appeal because the funding of wilful neglect involved a failure to act and this could not support a conviction for unlawful act manslaughter.
The Defendant knocked out a woman with whom he had a fight with. He tried to bring her round for half an hour but was unsuccessful. He pushed her into a river because he thought she was dead. She was, in fact, alive when he pushed her into the river but s
The Defendant wanted to be re-housed by the council so decided to set fire to his council flat. The fire could not be controlled and consequently his wife, son and another woman died in the fire. He was convicted of manslaughter but appealed. The Court of
The three Defendant's who wore masks and were armed with pickaxe handles attempted to rob a petrol station. The alarm was pressed by the petrol station attendant and the robbers fled. The attendant who suffered from a serious heart condition, then died fr
The Defendant's wanted to get into a house intending to steal property. They threw a brick through the window. The occupier was a frail 87 year old man and when he heard the noise he went to investigate what was going on. The two Defendants abused him phy
The Defendant had prepared an injection of heroin and water for the Victim to inject himself. The Defendant gave the syringe to the Victim who injected himself. He then gave the syringe back to the Defendant. The Victim died. The Defendant was convicted i
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