Regina v Gurpinar; Regina v Kojo-Smith and another – WLR Daily

Posted February 26th, 2015 in appeals, defences, evidence, homicide, juries, law reports, provocation by sally

Regina v Gurpinar; Regina v Kojo-Smith and another [2015] EWCA Crim 178; [2015] WLR (D) 80

Where a defendant was charged with murder and the issue arose as to whether the partial defence of loss of self-control should be left to the jury the trial judge had to undertake a much more rigorous evaluation of the evidence before that defence could be left to the jury than had been required under the former law of provocation.

WLR Daily, 20th February 2015

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Are murder laws sexist? – BBC News

Posted October 16th, 2014 in defences, murder, news, provocation, sex discrimination by sally

‘In much of the UK, men on trial for killing their partner are no longer allowed to use the excuse of provocation. But are judges following the spirit of the law designed to eliminate sexism from the judicial process?’

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BBC News, 15th October 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Daniel v State of Trinidad and Tobago – WLR Daily

Posted February 18th, 2014 in appeals, defences, law reports, murder, Privy Council, provocation, Trinidad & Tobago by sally

Daniel v State of Trinidad and Tobago [2014] UKPC 3; [2014] WLR (D) 73

‘A defendant charged with murder could, in certain circumstances, rely on the defence of provocation, even though he himself had generated the provocative conduct.’

WLR Daily, 13th February 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Five Criminal cases you need to know from February – One Inner Temple Lane

Five Criminal cases you need to know from February

One Inner Temple Lane, 19th March 2012

Source: www.1itl.com

Crimes of passion: R v Clinton – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted January 24th, 2012 in defences, interpretation, murder, news, provocation by sally

“Contrary to press reports last week, there is no defence to murder in England and Wales that the killing was a crime of passion.”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 23rd January 2012

Source: www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk

Tea row killer Dewi Evans loses appeal over wife’s murder – BBC News

Posted January 20th, 2012 in appeals, domestic violence, murder, news, provocation by tracey

“A former miner who killed his wife during a row over a cup of tea has lost his bid to overturn his conviction.”

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BBC News, 17th January 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Regina v Clinton; Regina v Parker; Regina v Evans – WLR Daily

Posted January 19th, 2012 in appeals, defences, evidence, law reports, provocation by sally

Regina v Clinton; Regina v Parker; Regina v Evans [2011] EWCA Crim 2; [2012] WLR (D) 2

“For the purposes of the partial defence to murder of loss of self-control, where such loss of self-control was triggered by sexual infidelity that could not, on its own, qualify as a trigger for the purposes of the defence. Nevertheless, where an admissible trigger might be present, the evidence relating to sexual infidelity might arise for consideration as part of the context in which to evaluate that trigger and whether the statutory ingredients required of the qualifying trigger might be established.”

WLR Daily, 17th January 2012

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Wife murderers in ‘loss of control’ Appeal Court bid – BBC News

Posted October 26th, 2011 in appeals, domestic violence, murder, news, provocation by sally

“The Court of Appeal is being urged to overturn the convictions of three men who killed their wives in the first appeals after a change to murder laws.”

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BBC News, 25th October 2011

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Axing provocation defence ‘not sensible’ – Lord Judge – BBC News

Posted December 16th, 2010 in domestic violence, murder, news, provocation by sally

“New laws aimed at protecting female victims of domestic violence have come under fire from the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales.”

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BBC News, 16th December 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Battered women who kill to be main beneficiaries as homicide law changes – The Guardian

Posted September 30th, 2010 in defences, domestic violence, homicide, murder, news, provocation, sentencing by sally

“Few people seem to have noticed that the law of murder in England and Wales changes on Monday. With only a few days to go, the Ministry of Justice had not published the circular it normally issues in good time to inform ‘public and stakeholders’ – in this case, killers and courts – about changes in legislation and their commencement dates.”

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The Guardian, 30th September 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Resident who fired catapult at gang of troublemakers wins court battle – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 30th, 2010 in assault, competition, gangs, news, provocation by sally

“A vigilante resident who was sued after firing a catapult at local troublemakers has been vindicated by a judge.”

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Daily Telegraph, 29th September 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Changes to the law of homicide – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted September 3rd, 2010 in diminished responsibility, homicide, infanticide, legislation, news, provocation by sally

“In relation to acts or omissions on or after 4 October 2010, critical changes to the law of homicide are made by the Coroners and Justice Act 2009. The issues are dealt with in part 2 chapter 1.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 2nd September 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Infidelity murder defence to go – BBC news

Posted November 10th, 2009 in murder, news, provocation by sally

“Ministers are pushing ahead with plans to end the right of murder suspects to cite the sexual infidelity of their partner as a partial defence in court.”

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BBC News, 9th November 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Moves to stop infidelity as defence for murder defeated – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 28th, 2009 in murder, news, provocation by sally

“Peers have thrown out planned legislation to stop murder suspects claiming so-called crimes of passion in order to restrict their convictions to manslaughter.”

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Daily Telegraph, 28th October 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Labour defeated twice in Lords – BBC News

Posted October 27th, 2009 in inquests, news, provocation by sally

“Labour has been defeated twice in the House of Lords in votes over the issues of provocation in murder cases and the handling of military inquests.”

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BBC News, 26th October 2009

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1998 murder conviction challenged – BBC News

Posted July 15th, 2009 in appeals, diminished responsibility, homicide, murder, news, provocation by sally

“A man jailed for life 11 years ago after admitting repeatedly stabbing his wife to death when she left him, is appealing against his conviction.”

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BBC News, 14th July 2009

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Harman and Law Lord clash over wife killers – The Observer

Posted November 10th, 2008 in domestic violence, murder, news, provocation by sally

“Minister says the defence of ‘provocation’ lets men get away with murder.”

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The Observer, 9th November 2008

Source: http://observer.guardian.co.uk

Law lord criticises plan to scrap defence of provocation for men who kill wives – The Times

Posted November 7th, 2008 in domestic violence, murder, news, provocation by sally

“The judge who heads Britain’s highest court has criticised the Government’s plans to scrap the defence of provocation for men who kill unfaithful wives.”

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The Times, 7th November 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk