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Mary Monson Solicitors mercy killing client reduced to manslaughter

Prosecution agreed to reduced charge
11 November, 2015
Criminal
Manslaughter

Lead Lawyer

Case study summary

Domestic mercy killing. Our client was charged with the murder of his elderly mother who was close to death from cancer. The defendant maintained that he had smothered her as an act of mercy as she was in great pain

Case study

After considering psychological reports commissioned by our team the prosecution accepted a plea of guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility. Our client has since been released.

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