Practice and Procedure

R v ASHLEY KING (1999)

PUBLISHED December 10, 1999

A conviction for murder in 1986, which rested entirely on a confession which the defendant later retracted, was quashed on appeal because fresh evidence showed that the defendant was on the borderline of being mentally handicapped and was abnormally compliant to suggestions.

CA (Crim Div) (Lord Bingham of Cornhill LCJ, Morison J, Nelson J)