Sentencing Guidelines - Manslaughter

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1 judgment

23 February 1996

R v Balmer

Appeal against conviction and sentence - gross negligence - shooting occurred while drunk - criminal evidence - exclusion of expert evidence of alleged mental illness - admissibility of expert opinion on the ultimate issue of gross negligence - whether "monstrously careless" equates to "gross negligence" - whether sentence manifestly excessive.

23 February 1996CARSWELL LJ
Carswell LJ