Challen, Regina v: CACD 28 Feb 2019

Appeal from conviction for murder. The defendant had killed her husband with a hammer. She said that he had, through his controlling behaviour, abused her over many years.
Held: The verdict of manslaughter was substituted.


Hallet DBE LJ VP CACD, Seeney, Cheema-Grubb DBE JJ


[2019] EWCA Crim 916




England and Wales


CitedRegina v Hobson CACD 25-Jun-1997
The defendant was given a retrial. There had been developments after her conviction of the understanding of battered woman’s syndrome which might have given a defence at trial. . .
CitedSmith, Regina v CACD 4-Nov-2002
The defendant appealed from her conviction for the murder of her husband, saying that she had been subject to abuse over many years, and was subject to long term depression.
Held: The appeal was allowed. The court had not given proper weight . .
CitedRegina v Muscroft CACD 2001
Need for expert evidence in cases where there is a background of domestic violence and such evidence meets the criteria for admissibility as expert testimony . .
CitedRegina v Thornton (SE) (No 2) CACD 6-Jun-1996
Battered woman syndrome may be part of provocation if it causes a loss of control. The history of the relationship between the appellant and the deceased could properly be taken into account in deciding whether the final provocation was enough to . .
CitedRegina v Turner (Terence) CACD 1974
The defendant appealed against his conviction for murder. He admitted that he had killed his girlfriend with a hammer, but sought to bring psychiatric evidence that he was susceptible to provocation.
Held: The law jealously guards the role of . .
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Updated: 10 July 2022; Ref: scu.638236