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Hi everyone,I just wanted to ask you something, because it interests me but I can't find a solution. I wanted to know why the Court of Appeal did convict the wife in the case of Meeking. I mean, what have been recognize is negligence, so why the Court didn't try to convict her under the gross negligence manslaughter.Thank you if you could help me!! (and sorry, English is my second language)
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Gross negligence manslaughter is usually in circumstances where the defendent had a duty of care to the victim, eg the defendent was a health care professional or connected to the workplace where a death happens. The Meekings being husband and wife doesn't count.

It was manslaughter because pulling on the handbrake at 60mph was considered an act that anyone could foresee had serious risk of causing harm.
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