R v Ball 
- The defendant shot the victim after loading his gun from a random selection of blank and live rounds from his pocket
- The defendant honestly believed the bullets were blanks, they were not; the defendant died as a result of the shot
- Was the defendant http://nygoodhealth.com guilty of unlawful act manslaughter?
- The reasonable man does not make mistakes as to beliefs; it is not defence to say that the reasonable man would have made the same mistake
Posted in Criminal Law Revision Notes.
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