A 69-year-old man is in jail for encouraging his wife to commit suicide so he could get the $1.4 million from her life insurance policies.
A 69-year-old man is in jail for encouraging his wife to suicide but some have wondered why he wasn’t charged with a more serious offence.
Katherine Hoang and her unborn twins were killed in the Orchard Hills crash. Her husband, Bronco Hoang, remains in hospital.
The deaths of Katherine Hoang and her unborn twins, along with her sister-in-law Belinda in a car crash at Orchard Hills have raised questions about culpability when children are killed in utero.
UK’s Dr Bawa-Garba had an otherwise good record as a doctor, before being found guilty of manslaughter.
A UK doctor was struck off and then later reinstated after being charged with manslaughter. This is the right decision, as the criminal court is not the best place to deal with doctors’ errors.
A court has ruled that pre-existing mental health problems can be taken into account.
As rain continues to fall in Kenya, national and county governments must put measures in place to prevent a Rift Valley fever outbreak.
The controversial offence of defensive homicide was introduced in Victoria in 2005, and abolished in 2014.
Abolishing defensive homicide in Victoria was a mistake has left the law inflexibile in dealing with homicide offences.
Michelle Carter after being found guilty of involuntary manslaughter.
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When do words at an end-of-life decision constitute a crime? A law professor explains why lawmakers should act to clear up the gray area that remains.
Health staff, child protection workers and forensic specialists should already be collaborating to share information.
Responses to high-risk pregnancy and high-risk infants across Australia are haphazard, and legislation alone will not correct the problem.
Kieran Loveridge’s sentence for the manslaughter of Thomas Kelly was well below the maximum of 25 years. So why introduce a special ‘one-punch law’?
Last July, Sydney teenager Thomas Kelly was king-hit and killed by Kieran Loveridge in a senseless act of alcohol-fuelled violence. When Loveridge pleaded guilty to manslaughter in September, expectations…