[2004] UKPC 58

The felony murder rule under the Offences against the Person Act 1861 s.2 had been an existing law for the purposes of the Constitution of Barbados s.26(1) and remained in force at the time of the victim's death and the appellants' trial for murder. Therefore s.2, which presupposed the existence of the common law crime of murder and prescribed the penalty for those convicted of it, was not inconsistent with the Constitution of Barbados.

PC (Bar) (Lord Hoffmann, Lord Millett, Lord Scott of Foscote, Lord Rodger of Earlsferry, Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood)

16/12/2004

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