M’Naughten’s case | 19 June 1843

ON 19 JUNE 1843, the House of Lords delivered M’Naughten’s case.

The accused was found not guilty on the grounds of insanity. The decision set out the common law principles to be applied when making a defence of insanity.

http://www.bailii.org/uk/cases/UKHL/1843/J16.html

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