Archive for the 'insanity' Category

Man cleared of Bristol stabbings by reason of insanity – BBC News

“A man has been found not guilty by reason of insanity of stabbing 10 people on a rampage in Bristol.”

Full story

BBC News, 11th May 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

R v Ghulam – WLR Daily

R v Ghulam; [2009] WLR (D) 303

“The word ‘determination’ in s 4(6) of the Criminal Procedure (Insanity) Act 1964 refers only to a determination that a defendant is unfit to plead so that, where that provision’s requirement for evidence from two or more registered medical practitioners to be before the court has not been met, the trial judge is not bound to adjourn the trial but may properly conclude that the defendant is fit to plead and that the trial may continue.”

WLR Daily, 22nd October 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

R (O’Connor) v HM Coroner for the District of Avon (Visser intervening) – WLR Daily

R (O’Connor) v HM Coroner for the District of Avon (Visser intervening) [2009] EWHC 854 (Admin); [2009] WLR(D); [2009] WLR (D) 150

The test for a verdict of unlawful killing was not exclusively objective, it being necessary to find at least the mental element necessary for a criminal conviction of assault; and insanity, if properly raised on the evidence, had to be disproved to the criminal standard to sustain such a verdict.”

WLR Daily, 8th May 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Juror ‘committed sex crime during break for lunch’ – The Independent

“A juror sitting on a sexual assault case went out during his lunch break and committed a sex crime himself, a court heard.”

Full story

The Independent, 23rd April 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Exclusive: Inside Broadmoor – The Independent

“Peter Sutcliffe is held there. So is Ian Brady. But can anything be done to treat the criminally insane? Katherine Faulkner is given a tour of the hospital”

Full story

The Independent, 21st April 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Regina v Norman – Times Law Reports

Regina v Norman

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

“Once it was clear that there was an issue as to unfitness to plead, it was necessary to ensure very careful case management so that full information was provided to the court without delay.”

The Times, 21st August 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

City chief who killed his daughter believed Satan had possessed her – The Times

“A millionaire City executive and ‘totally devoted father’ killed his two-year-old daughter by smashing her head against the floor because he believed she had been taken over by a ‘malign and satanic entity’.

Full story

The Times, 12th January 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk


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