R v Harvey [2011]


  • The defendant threw a tv remote at his wife
  • The wife had an unusual artery weakness
  • The weak artery failed as a result of the tv remote’s impact and the wife died


  • Was the defendant guilty of manslaughter?


  • Yes


  • Only some harm need be foreseen in unlawful act manslaughter, the defendant satisfied this criterion
RELATED CASE  R v Brown [1993]

Posted in Criminal Law Revision Notes.

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