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Elijah Doughty Trial – Supreme Court of Western Australia

Please note: Indigenous persons should be aware there are images of a deceased person in the newspaper links below.

UPDATE 21/7/2017 JURY SENT TO DELIBERATE

http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/western-australia/elijah-doughty-jury-consider-verdict/news-story/a2d7af4084f66d03ad05655b41a1ff41

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-20/elijah-doughty-kalgoorlie-teen-manslaughter-trial-jury-retires/8727064

and

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/elijah-doughty-jury-considers-verdict-in-manslaughter-trial/news-story/c3db6609b2be3e07bbcc0f2f342a3b56

The requirements for a conviction of manslaughter in Western Australia are complicated.

The present trial of the person (name suppressed) charged with the manslaughter of Elijah Doughty is an example of that complication.

We await the end of the trial and the jury deliberation.

Copy of the Law Reform Commission of WA – PDF

P97-ch03

MANSLAUGHTER UNDER THE
CRIMINAL CODE (WA)
The elements of manslaughter are that:
• the accused caused the death of the victim;8
• the accused did not intend to kill or intend to cause
grievous bodily harm to any person (or that the
circumstances were such that the offence does not
constitute wilful murder or murder); and
• the killing is not authorised, justified or excused by
law.9
There are two broad categories of manslaughter under
the Code: Intentional and unintentional.

http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/western-australia/elijah-doughty-manslaughter-trial-accuseds-house-burnt-down-after-teenagers-death/news-story/4387a3c48f67906a43f3550aecc5b49a

 

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