Criminal Formative help?Watch
Victim 1 tried to run away as they were being chased by the defendant but ended up falling over the pavement and they later died from head injuries.
Due to complications at the hospital victim 2 died the following day.
What is the liability for homicide? I’m certain it’s murder however the defendants intention was to scare the victim (although it’s obvious that throwing a brick at glass is dangerous).
Thank you in advance
This is not a term that is commonly used at all in English law. OP, why do you think this is murder? You should take a look at the part of your textbook that deals with involuntary manslaughter, if you haven’t already.
Then consider if the defendant could be liable for murder for each defence.
Go from there, I don’t want to spoil the surprise but it would likely, upon a first glance, be involuntary manslaughter because a key element of the offence of murder is missing
OP is being asked to consider D’s potential liability for homicide. A major source of wasted time and marks in this sort of problem question exam is considering liability for categories of offences you haven’t been asked to consider!