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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Sylva, previously diagnosed with PTSD and bipolar disorder, admits manslaughter by diminished responsibility due to depression but denies murder at his home in Clapham, South London.
He called consultant forensic psychiatrist Dr Mark Turner to consider the issue of "diminished responsibility".
In 1957, the plea of diminished responsibility was introduced into English law as Section 2 of the Homicide Act 1957 of the United Kingdom (UK).
Gordon Cole, QC, defending, said that Renshaw accepted the killing was unlawful, but denied murder based on the partial defence of diminished responsibility.
The 54-year-old admits the manslaughter of Mrs Jordan on the grounds of diminished responsibility.
The wheelchair-bound defendant had pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of Ms Best by diminished responsibility but denied murder.
The wheelchair-bound defendant initially pled guilty to manslaughter through diminished responsibility but denied murder.
THE final day of proceedings for this year in the Dionne Clark murder trial heard medical evidence relating to Elizabeth Ellis and whether depression meant her claim of limited involvement in the Nuneaton woman's death amounted to diminished responsibility.
Andrew Seal, 49, pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of Gwilym Jones, 73, by reason of diminished responsibility and the attempted murder of 21-year-old Bridie Jones.
As you report the law of murder had been changed and a new offence of "diminished responsibility" created to soften the blow of someone being convicted of manslaughter.
Miller denied murder but admitted manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.He was given a life sentence.
At the earlier court date when Jones entered his not guilty plea to the murder charge, his solicitor said the case would revolve around the issue of "diminished responsibility".