CAUSATION AND CRIMINAL LIABILITY

In criminal law, before an accused can be convicted, there must be a causal link between the act of the accused and the death of the deceased. If there is a break in the causal chain, the accused would be held to be free of liability. Thus, actus novus intervenin should also not be inferred from the circumstances of the case.

In the case of R vs Blaue (1975) Vol 3 All E.R, the accused stabbed the deceased who Read More…