R v Goodfellow 
- Goodfellow set fire to his own house in order to show the council that he was under threat in his current house
- He unintentionally killed three family members in the process
- Was guilty of unlawful act manslaughter?
- The case outlined the requirements of unlawful act manslaughter: an (intentional) unlawful act, dangerousness and causation
- Only some harm need be foreseeable from the unlawful act to make it capable of giving rise to a conviction
Posted in Criminal Law Revision Notes.
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