Regina v Asmelash – WLR Daily

Posted February 26th, 2013 in alcohol abuse, appeals, crime, defences, homicide, law reports, murder by sally

Regina v Asmelash [2013] EWCA Crim 157; [2013] WLR (D) 79

“There was nothing in the new statutory provisions relating to the partial defence to murder of loss of self control to suggest that Parliament intended that the normal rules which applied to voluntary intoxication should not apply. That did not mean that a defendant who had been drinking was deprived of the loss of control defence, it just meant that the defence had to be approached without reference to the defendant’s voluntary intoxication.”

WLR Daily, 22nd February 2013