R v Dear [1996]

Facts

  • Dear caused the victim serious wounds, but the wounds were not life threatening
  • The victim re-opened his wounds (it is believed intentionally), and subsequently died

Issue

  • Did Dear cause the death?

Decision

  • Yes

Reasoning

  • Even an act such as this was not classed as a supervening event, just as refusing medical treatment would not be
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