||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 321 (Nov)
||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Laws LJ, Newman J and Sir Richard Tucker
||Robert Davies QC (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
||Patrick Harrington QC and Geraint Walters (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.
||21 November 2002
Criminal law - Defence - Availability of defence - Manslaughter - Defendant injecting victim with insulin by consent - Judge ruling effectively no defence - Safety of conviction.
The defendant's conviction for manslaughter was safe because the judge had not erred in effectively ruling that the deceased's consent to the defendant's act was not a defence in the circumstances.
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