Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 16 (Nov)
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Judge:

Rose LJ, Hughes and Royce JJ

Representation Vera Baird QC and Michelle Strange (instructed by CCL Solicitors) for the defendant.
  Graham Parkins QC and Miles Bennett (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service, Norwich) for the Crown.
Judgment Dates: 4 November 2002

Catchwords

Criminal law - Defence - Provocation - Direction to jury.

The Case

A conviction for murder was quashed because the judge, in summing up in relation to provocation, had wrongly restricted the jury's attention to events immediately surrounding the killing, rather than inviting them to considered the history of potentially provocative behaviour by the deceased.

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