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R v Lidar [1999]


  • The defendant drove off whilst the victim was having a conversation with him; the victim’s head still part way in the car
  • The defendant’s head was crushed by the rear wheel of the car


  • Could the defendant be convicted of manslaughter?


  • Yes – reckless manslaughter


  • This is the only known reckless manslaughter conviction, were the probability of serious harm or death was present, and that risk was assessed and then taken by the defendant
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