R v Thabo Meli 
- The defendant caused the intoxication of the victim, before rolling him off a cliff to kill him
- The victim dies of exposure while lying at the bottom of the cliff
- Did the defendant cause the death of the victim?
- Although the doctrine of coincidence requires the actus reus and mens rea of a crime to coincide in time, the course of conduct of murder continued up until the victim’s death
Posted in Criminal Law Revision Notes.
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