R v Gore (1611)
- The defendant intended to kill his wife, and attempted to do so by adding some poison to some medicine intended for her
- The defendant’s wife complained that the medicine was not carrying out its true purpose, and so took it back to a chemist, who involuntarily mixed in the poison and consumed the mixture
- The chemist died as a result of the poison
- Did the defendant murder the chemist?
- Malice can be transferred
Posted in Criminal Law Revision Notes.
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