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Murder

Murder is the unlawful killing of a human being with malice aforethought. The points that must be proved to establish a murder charge are that: the defendant killed the victim; the killing was unlawful, i.e. there was no legal justification for it, such as self defence; the victim was a person ‘in being’; this means that killing a foetus is not murder, though injuring a child in the womb so that, although it is born alive, it then dies of its injury could be murder (Attorney-General’s Reference (No 3 of 1994)) and the defendant must intend to kill or cause grievous bodily harm; this is what is meant by malice aforethought; if the defendant intends to kill or cause grievous bodily harm to one person, but actually kills someone else, the defendant is still said to have intention under the principle of transferred mailce.



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