Mary Monson Solicitors mercy killing client reduced to manslaughterProsecution agreed to reduced charge
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
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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