Gibson, Regina v: CACD 11 Jan 2006

The defendant renewed has application for leave to appeal against his conviction for the murder of his daughter-in-law. The principle evidence against him was that of an accomplice. She had received letters to say that no further action would be taken against her but the letters were qualified. An application not to have her evidence admitted was made under s78 of the 1984 Act, but refused. The judge had given full warning of the dangers in the evidence.
Held: The judge’s ruling and directions on the evidence were not to be faulted. None of the suggested grounds were sufficient to undermine the convictions.
Rix LJ, Bell J, Sir John Alliott
[2006] EWCA Crim 1
Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 74
England and Wales
CitedRegina v Pentonville Prison Governor, ex parte Schneider 1981
The court considered the dangers of admitting evidence from accomplices who may be seeking to exculpate themselves. . .
CitedChan Wai-Keung v The Queen PC 10-Jan-1994
(Hong Kong) Evidence from a witness who was awaiting sentence in an unrelated matter was admissible since the jury had been warned of the dangers of such evidence. Lord Mustill said: ‘Once the courts have taken the large step, as they undoubtedly . .
CitedRegina v Turner CACD 1975
The starting point for sentencing for a serious armed robbery or the ‘hold up’ of a security or Post Office vehicle is in the region of 15 years, if firearms were carried and no serious injury inflicted and that the absence of a criminal record . .
CitedRegina v Galbraith CCA 1981
Rejection of Submission of No Case to Answer
The defendant had faced a charge of affray. The court having rejected his submission of having no case to answer, he had made an exculpatory statement from the dock. He appealed against his conviction.
Held: Lord Lane LCJ said: ‘How then . .
CitedRegina v Shippey and Jedynak 1988
The defendants were tried for rape. The defence pleaded no case to answer saying that the complainant’s evidence was weak uncorroborated and inconsistent.
Held: The judge should assess the evidence and if the evidence of the witness upon whom . .
CitedRegina v Richardson CACD 9-May-1991
The applicant had given no evidence at trial and agreed that witnesses who might have assisted him should not be called. He had not been honest with his legal representatives at trial.
Held: McCowan LJ said: ‘On the one hand, this is a case of . .
CitedRegina v Criminal Cases Review Commission ex parte Pearson 1999
The applicant was convicted of murder and her application for leave to appeal against conviction was dismissed. She later asked that her case be referred to the court of appeal on the ground of diminished responsibility, a ground not put forward . .
CitedRegina v Borthwick CACD 18-May-1998
Prior to the trial the appellant had been examined by a psychiatrist, but he refused to allow a more detailed examination to be undertaken and pleaded not guilty on the basis that he denied responsibility for the killing. He was convicted. Shortly . .
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: 23 June 2021; Ref: scu.237566