Western Weekly Reports Volume 1

Western Weekly Reports Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...sec. 1015 of The Code, for leave to appgl from the trial Judge's refusal to state a case on the first four questions; secondly, for a new trial on the answers to the questions reserved for the opinion of the Court. In regard to the application to have a case stated, the first three questions can be dealt with together. It cannot be disputed that the actions and conduct of the prisoner after he had 'killed the deceased are of the greatest importance if they tend to show the motive or intention of the prisoner in committing the act. The mere fact that the evidence tends to show the commission of other crimes docs not render it inadmissible if it be relevant to an issue before the jury, and it may be so relevant if it bears upon the question whether the acts alleged to constitute the crime charged in the indictment were dcsigned or accidental, or to rebut a defence which would otherwise be open to the accused: (Makin-v. Atty-Gen. for New South lVales 1894 A.C. 57, at p. 65; 63 L.j.P.C. 41). The evidence as to the appropriation of the dead-man's car by the accused, his disposal of the car, the purchase of another car with the money in order.that he might return, as he says, and bury the body, all these facts are directly relevant. His subsequent dealings with the Pedlar car and with the car bought in Vinnipeg and sold in Brandon form part of a chain of transactions all connected together and relevant to the main issue, as showing motive, intention and frame of mind on the part of the prisoner. The prisoner very probably believed that each transaction served to cover up the preceding one and that the lengthening of the chain left the theft of Greiner's car and his connection with Greiner's death further away from him....show more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236837290
  • 9781236837295