I need help with my paper.
A says something to B under his breath. B catches up to him and starts to hit A repeatedly. A tries to get away however B keeps hitting him he's unconcious. B leaves A unconcious and runs away. A is later ran over my a school bus and dies.
The doctor who examines A's body says he died from the impact of the bus.
My question is what are the charges that B can face? If one of the charges is manslaughter would it be possible to establish causation?
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- Thread Starter
- 19-11-2013 17:44
- 20-11-2013 12:51
Did the school bus driver deliberately drive into A's prone body? Or did he just not see A? Hopefully what you know about novus actus should make it clear why I asked those questions, and why the answer to them determines whether B is liable for manslaughter or not.
One more point - why stop at manslaughter? What is stopping B being charged with murder in this scenario?
- 21-11-2013 00:01
I would say that regardless of the school bus not seeing him, this would not affect him breaking the chain of causation.