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Thread #138087 Message #3159893
Posted By: Richard Bridge
24-May-11 - 03:27 PM
Thread Name: BS: Met PC to stand trial for manslaughter
Subject: RE: BS: Met PC to stand trial for manslaughter
Manslaughter my arse (the other Tomlinson).
OK we no longer have the "felony/misdemeanour" distinction over here, but remember the old rule "Killing in the commission of a felony"?
See the films of the way the copper laid into the entirely peaceful Tomlinson with a long baton? That's GBH. The intent to commit GBH is sufficient mens rea for murder.