R v Williams [1992]

Facts

  • Williams gave a lift to the victim, a hitchhiker
  • Upon Williams’ attempt to rob the victim, the victim jumped from the moving car and died as a result

Issue

  • Did Williams cause the death of the victim?

Decision

  • Yes

Reasoning

  • Jumping from the car to escape the immediate threat of robbery was within the expected range of responses that a reasonable person might take in the agony of the moment presented to them
RELATED CASE  R v Willoughby [2005]

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