R v Williams [1992]


  • 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


  • Did Williams cause the death of the victim?


  • Yes


  • 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  The Queen v Beckford [1988, Privy Council, Jamaica]

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