Criminal Law Keyed to Kadish
Regina v. Cunningham
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D, in an effort to steal money from a gas meter connected to P’s house, removed the gas meter and thereby caused gas to leak into P’s house. P’s life was endangered as a result D was charged with and convicted at trial of “unlawfully and maliciously” endangering P’s life. The trial judge had instructed the jury with regard to the definition of malice, that malice means wicked – “something which he has no business to do and perfectly well knows it”. D appeals based on the jury instruction.
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