Intent (Milijevic)

This review will discuss the jury charge delivered in Milijevic; specifically this review considers the issue of mens rea for manslaughter and second degree murder as addressed in the charge.

This case and the charge were considered by the Supreme Court of Canada: R v Milijevic, 2011 SCC 8, 2011 CarswellAlta 137 (SCC).

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Reasonable steps to ascertain consent (Spicer)

This review will discuss the appended jury charge delivered in Spicer; specifically this review considers the issue of reasonable steps to ascertain consent which were not addressed in the charge.

This case and the charge were recently considered by the Alberta Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of Canada: R v Spicer, 2015 ABCA 190, 2015 CarswellAlta 986 (CA); 2016 SCC 3, 2016 CarswellAlta 56 (SCC).

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Definition of Murder (Neville)

This review will discuss the appended jury charge delivered in Neville; specifically this review considers the issue of the trial judge’s charge on the difference between killing and murder.

This case and the charge were recently considered by the Supreme Court of Canada: R v Neville, 2015 SCC 49, 2015 CarswellNfld 429 (SCC) and the Newfoundland and Labrador Court of Appeal 2015 NLCA 16,  2015 CarswellNfld 430 (CA).

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