Criminal Law keyed to Dripps
R. v. Vickers
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On April 14, 1957, John Willson Vickers (Defendant) broke into the cellar of a store with the intent to steal money. While in the cellar, Defendant encountered a woman who lived above the store, Miss Duckett. Defendant attacked Duckett, and she died of injuries sustained in the attack. Defendant was convicted of capital murder and sentenced to death. Defendant appealed.
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