R v Wood – WLR Daily

Posted June 26th, 2008 in alcoholism, criminal responsibility, law reports, murder by sally

R v Wood [2008] EWCA Crim 1305; [2008] WLR (D) 204

“In addressing a plea of diminished responsibility in the context of alcohol dependency syndrome, the jury must consider whether it had been established that the defendant’s syndrome was of such an extent and nature that it constituted an abnormality of mind induced by disease or illness, and, if that were established, whether the defendant’s mental responsibility for his actions at the time of the killing was substantially impaired as a result of the syndrome.”

WLR Daily, 25th June 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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