Regina v Kennedy (No 2) – Times Law Reports

Posted October 19th, 2007 in drug offences, homicide, law reports by sally

Preparation of heroin syringe does not constitute manslaughter

Regina v. Kennedy (No 2)

House of Lords

“It was never appropriate to find someone guilty of manslaughter where that person had been involved in the supply of a class A controlled drug, which was then freely and voluntarily self-administered by a fully informed and responsible adult to whom it had been supplied, and the administration of the drug then caused his death.”

The Times, 19th October 2007

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R v Kennedy (No 2) – WLR Daily

Posted October 18th, 2007 in drug offences, homicide, law reports by sally

R v Kennedy (No 2) [2007] UKHL 38

The answer to the question ‘When is it appropriate to find someone guilty of manslaughter where that person has been involved in the supply of a class A controlled drug, which is then freely and voluntarily self-administered by the person to whom it was supplied, and the administration of the drug then causes his death?’ was: ‘In a case where the deceased was a fully-informed and responsible adult, never’.”

WLR Daily, 18th October 2007

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note: once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Grandmother cleared of girl’s pit-bull death – Reuters

Posted September 11th, 2007 in dogs, homicide, news by sally

“The grandmother of a 5-year-old girl mauled to death by the family pit-bull terrier was cleared of her manslaughter on Tuesday.”

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Reuters, 11th September 2007

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CPS announces changes in policy on bad driving and publishes summary of responses to consultation – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted September 7th, 2007 in dangerous driving, homicide, press releases, victims by sally

“The Crown Prosecution Service received one of its widest responses from the public when it asked for comments on prosecuting bad driving. The responses to the consultation will result in changes to CPS policy on how driving offences are charged and prosecuted and also the service it offers to victims and witnesses. A summary of the responses is published today on this website.”

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Crown Prosecution Service press release, 6th September 2007

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Drivers who kill risk life for manslaughter – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 7th, 2007 in dangerous driving, homicide, news, victims by sally

“Motorists who cause death on the roads could face life imprisonment under plans confirmed yesterday.”

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Daily Telegraph, 7th September 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Family will sue after daughter’s nursery death ruled unlawful – The Times

Posted July 6th, 2007 in children, homicide, negligence, news by sally

“The death of a 16-month-old girl at a nursery was the result of negligence so serious that it amounted to manslaughter, an inquest jury ruled yesterday.”

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The Times, 6th July 2007

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Victim families get say in court – BBC News

Posted June 25th, 2007 in homicide, news, victims by sally

“Families of murder and manslaughter victims will be able to describe their grief and loss in court under a scheme being rolled out in England and Wales.”

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BBC News, 24th June 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Parents ‘missed new homicide law’ – BBC News

Posted May 17th, 2007 in child abuse, homicide, news by sally

“A couple who lied over how their baby son died were months from prosecution under new homicide laws, police say.” 

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BBC News, 17th May 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk