Sentencing Guidelines - Manslaughter

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2 judgments

02 December 2008

R v Paul McMillan

First instance decision - offender with lengthy history of severe alcoholism, depression and delirium tremens - consideration of English guideline cases dealing with diminished responsibility.

[2008] NICC 40
Hart J
29 September 2008

R v Mark John Rush

Deceased crossing road and deliberately striking offender - offender then striking deceased - several blows 'of moderate severity' - public location not of offender's choosing - offender a long term alcoholic with impaired ability to defend himself - facts distinguished from Quinn.

[2008] NICA 43
Coghlin LJ