SO v The Crown: CACD 11 Oct 2013

The defendant suffered from a psychiatric condition that caused him to believe in a state of affairs which did not exist.
Held: ‘an insane person cannot set the standards of reasonableness as to the degree of force used by reference to his own insanity’

Davis LJ, Keith, Lewis JJ
[2013] EWCA Crim 1725, [2014] 1 WLR 3354, [2014] Crim LR 544, [2014] 1 All ER 902, [2014] 1 Cr App R 11
England and Wales
CitedMartin v Regina CACD 30-Oct-2001
It would not be appropriate except in exceptional circumstances ‘which would make the evidence especially probative’ to take into account, when deciding whether excessive force was used in self-defence, that the defendant was suffering from a . .

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CitedPress and Another v Regina CACD 24-Oct-2013
Three defendants appealed against their convictions of assault. One defendant argued that the court did not direct the jury as to the effect of intoxication and/or post-traumatic stress disorder upon the issue of intent, and as to whether and to . .

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Updated: 25 November 2021; Ref: scu.517490