I'm not sure you read my post...(Original post by Tfaska)
The causation is not immaterial - it makes the difference between murder & attempted murder.
Like the case of White - A man poisons his mother's drink intending to kill her. She dies of a heart attack before drinking it. He is convicted of an attempt as he did not factually cause her death - she would have died anyway.
A lot of it is at the jury's discretion so he might be convicted anyway, it depends whether or not they like the look of him.
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Clever Philosophy of Law Riddle watch
- 28-03-2011 16:03
- 28-03-2011 19:19
- 28-03-2011 19:25
I think this wasn't supposed to be a riddle. It's more of a philosophical question on how liability should be allocated in a situation such as this. My lecturer gave pretty much the exact same example.