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If she had been making the decisions and it was sustained violence by her then it wouldn't amount to diminished responsibility.
Diminished Responsibility ducks the challenge of joining the two bodies of knowledge; instead the text more or less oscillates between them.
Mr Rees added that the defence team wanted a psychiatrist to examine Gafoor to see if they could put forward a plea of not guilty to murder on the grounds of diminished responsibility.
While he admits manslaughter, the killer denies murder on the grounds of diminished responsibility, claiming he was suffering from an abnormality of mind.
He has stretched out this process unnecessarily for the families of those men that died for no reason and I would like to express my sympathies for the loss of their loved ones "Far from having diminished responsibility in this case, as Andrew Dawson was trying to initially claim, he has total and sole responsibility for the deaths of Dave Matthews and Paul Hancock.
VICTIMS: Twin boys Augustino, centre, and Gianluca and Cecilia Rigg whose mother Theresa Riggi, pictured inset, has admitted killing them in Edinburgh last year on the grounds of diminished responsibility.
Harrison was originally charged with murder but pled guilty to culpable homicide due to diminished responsibility as he probably had schizophrenia.
Stewart, aged 33 at the time, was committed to a secure psychiatric hospital for an unlimited period after admitting manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.
Serial killer Peter Sutcliffe pleaded not guilty to 13 counts of murder, but guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.
Crown counsel Ciaran Murphy said he was in receipt of three expert medical reports which had been completed following an assessment on the defendant which stated that the killing was carried out through diminished responsibility.
Farrow admits the manslaughter of the Rev John Suddards but denies murdering the clergyman between February 12 and 15 on the grounds of diminished responsibility.
She admits manslaughter through diminished responsibility but denies murder.