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Criminal Law Keyed to Weaver
Citation:10 Cl. & F. 200, 8 Eng. Rep. 718 (House of Lords 1843)
The Defendant, Daniel M’Naghten, shot at a carriage owned by Sir Robert Peel, the Prime Minister. The Defendant intended to shoot Peel, but instead shot Edward Drummond, Peel’s private secretary, who was the only person inside the carriage at the time. At his trial, the Defendant claimed that when he shot and killed Drummond he was acting under the influence of insane delusions.
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