Practice and Procedure

Relevance of sexual infidelity of victim in defence to murder

PUBLISHED January 29, 2012

Court of Appeal, Criminal Division Published January 30, 2012 Regina v Clinton Regina v Parker Regina v EvansBefore Lord Judge, Lord Chief Justice, Mr Justice Henriques and Mrs Justice Gloster Judgment January 17, 2012 Where, for the purposes of the partial defence to murder of loss of self-control, such loss of self-control was triggered by sexual infidelity that could not, on its own, qualify as a trigger for the purposes of the defence.