A-G Reference (No. 4 of 1980) 
- The defendant pushed his girlfriend down a staircase before cutting her throat and then dismembering her body
- It was impossible to prove which of the acts caused the death of the defendant’s girlfriend
- Was the defendant guilty of manslaughter?
- As long as the necessary mens rea was present throughout the acts, a manslaughter conviction could follow, irrespective of the coincidence principle
Posted in Criminal Law Revision Notes.
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