From the BBC ;-

Proposed reforms of the law on homicide in much of the UK could change the way a murder charge is reduced to manslaughter.

They would see the partial defence of provocation scrapped and replaced with two new ones.

And here’s more ;-

Changes to the murder laws in England and Wales could mean victims of domestic violence could escape a murder conviction.

The changes follow a 2006 report by the Law Commission which suggested wide-ranging recommendations to change current legislation.

Under the new plans, long-term domestic abuse victims could use a partial defence of “fear of serious violence” to be convicted of a lesser charge of manslaughter.

The proposals also suggest that a provocation defence, used by men who kill their wives or partners in a fit of jealousy, be scrapped.

~o0o~

So, under this proposed legislation, UK courts may be lenient on victims of domestic abuse who turn to MURDER.

This defence will be recognised for WOMEN ONLY .

Marriage strike, anyone?

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