||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 223 (Jul)
|| EWCA Crim 593
||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Lord Judge CJ, Wyn Williams and Holroyde JJ
||Orlando Pownall QC and Marion Smullen (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
||Brian Altman QC and Riel Karmy-Jones (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.
||26 March 2009
Criminal law - Murder - Diminished responsibility - Abnormality of mind - Effect of alcohol - Alcohol dependency syndrome - Principles for determining whether alcohol dependency syndrome giving rise to defence of diminished responsibility - .
Criminal law Murder. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division gave guidance as to how judges should structure their summing up for the purposes of the defence of diminished responsibility based on alcohol dependency syndrome.
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