Hill v Baxter 
- The defendant caused death through driving
- Could criminal liability be escaped through automatism?
- Yes, but not on the facts
- A voluntary act is required as part of the actus reus of manslaughter
- The defendant was not in a state of automatism, rather, he fell asleep, so acted voluntarily in recklessness
Posted in Criminal Law Revision Notes.
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