R v Lamb [1967]

Facts

  • Two boys were experimenting with a revolver
  • Not realising that revolvers revolve before firing, one of the boys accidentally killed the other

Issue

  • Was the killer guilty of unlawful act manslaughter?

Decision

  • No

Reasoning

  • The act was not intentional, only foolish, it is enough of a punishment for the boy to have to live with killing his friend for the rest of his live
RELATED CASE  R v Powell [1997]

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