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R v Harvey [2011]

Facts

  • The defendant threw a tv remote at his wife
  • The wife had an unusual artery weakness
  • The weak artery failed as a result of the tv remote’s impact and the wife died

Issue

  • Was the defendant guilty of manslaughter?

Decision

  • Yes

Reasoning

  • Only some harm need be foreseen in unlawful act manslaughter, the defendant satisfied this criterion
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