R v Pitts (1842)
- The victim died as a result of drowning after an argument with Pitts
- It appeared that the victim jumped into the river while trying to escape from the argument
- Did Pitts cause the death?
- Although on the facts, the jury found Pitts not guilty, it was said that if the escape was a reasonable act of escape, the defendant should remain responsible for the resulting harm
Posted in Criminal Law Revision Notes.
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