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Stone and Dobinson [1977] QB 354

This case considered the issue of manslaughter and what level of recklessness is required to support a conviction of manslaughter in relation to the neglect of another person.  It involved the degree of criminal culpability in relation to manslaughter by negligence.  Specifically whether or not in a case of manslaughter it is necessary to prove that the defendant was reckless as to whether the victim would suffer death or serious bodily harm.

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