diminished responsibility


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diminished responsibility

n
(Law) law a plea under which proof of an impairing abnormality of mind is submitted as demonstrating lack of premeditation and therefore criminal responsibility
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diminished responsibility

diminished responsibility

n (Law) → incapacità d'intendere e di volere
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He told Mr Justice Weir: "Therefore the plea of manslaughter by way of diminished responsibility is accepted in satisfaction of the indictment.
Her father had admitted manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility and been jailed for a minimum of 10 years.
The Court of Appeal rejected a submission that the "proper verdict" in the case of John Latus was one of manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.
It was only after a two-hour representation by the Attorney-General Sir Michael Havers, a 90-minute lunch break and a further 40 minutes of legal discussion, that he rejected the diminished responsibility plea, insisting that the case should be dealt with by a jury.
Dr Pollock said it was the teenager's motivation that was the key factor in his finding of diminished responsibility.
Farrow admits the manslaughter of the Rev John Suddards but denies murdering the clergyman between February 12 and 15 on the grounds of diminished responsibility.
Alan Cooper has admitted stabbing his 14-year-old nephew to death, but denies murder on the grounds of diminished responsibility.
Defence barrister Jon Charles Rees QC pointed out that Dr Joseph regularly appeared for the Crown Prosecution Service fighting diminished responsibility.
During the cross-examination of forensic clinical psychologist Dr Philip Pollock by prosecution QC Ciaran Murphy, Dr Pollock was challenged over his findings that Hackett had suffered from diminished responsibility.
In his closing speech, prosecutor Philip Bennetts QC told the jury they had to decide whether the offence of murder should be reduced to manslaughter, either because the defendant lost his self-control or was suffering from diminished responsibility.
Wright knifed Colette while holding their two-year-old daughter in his arms, and was sentenced in August 2005 for manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.
Anthony de Asha pleaded not guilty to murdering his partner Joanne, but admitted manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.