Court of Criminal Appeal
2 All E.R. 741 (1957)
On April 14, 1957, John Willson Vickers (defendant) broke into the cellar of a store with the intent to steal money. While in the cellar, Vickers encountered a woman who lived above the store, Miss Duckett. Vickers attacked Duckett, and she died of injuries sustained in the attack. Vickers was convicted of capital murder and sentenced to death. Vickers appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Goddard, C.J.)
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