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UNLAWFULLY, pleadings. This word is frequently used in indictments in the description of the offence; it is necessary when the crime did not exist at common law, and when a statute, in describing an offence which it creates, uses the word, 1 Moody, Cr. Cas. 339; but it is unnecessary whenever the crime existed at common law, and is manifestly illegal. 1 Chitty, Crim. Law, *241; Hawk. B. 2, c. 95, s. 96; 2 Roll. Ab. 82; Bac. Abr. Indictment, G 1 Cro. C. C. 38, 43.

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David McLachlan, QC, defending, said there would be no issue that Ms Hayes was unlawfully killed by Burke but psychiatric reports on the defendant were still being prepared.
Burke, 30, of Vincent Street, St Helens, Merseyside, admitted unlawfully killing Ms Hayes, 28, at her workplace in Southport in January, but did not enter pleas to the charges of murder and possessing an unlawful weapon in a public place.
It's understood this is the fourth time he has gone missing from prison having been unlawfully at large for a long period in 2014 before being recaptured in 2015.
During the previous hearing, the SHC had ordered departmental action against delinquent CTD officials for keeping the citizens unlawfully.
A firm of loss adjusters was also fined PS50,000 for unlawfully disclosing personal data which had been obtained illegally by senior employees and rogue private investigators including Summers.
Divisional bench comprising of Justice Amir Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiyani on Thursday held hearing of the petition filed against Fawad Hasan Fawad over making billions of rupees property by using his powers unlawfully.
The second charge was manslaughter, that he unlawfully killed Mr Ross Evans.
Eskom is obliged, pursuant to its statutory and common law duties, including the PFMA (Public Finance Management Act) and the Companies Act, to seek to set aside these unlawful decisions and to have all the money unlawfully paid out returned.
The row erupted after jurors at the new H'boro inquests ruled the 96 LFC fans who died in the were unlawfully killed.
Some of those in the country unlawfully will eventually return home but the net growth in the population of illegal migrants in the UK is likely to be much higher than officially published estimates suggest, according to the report.
He is also accused of unlawfully possessing an offensive weapon - a penknife - in a public place.
The jury overseeing the new inquests ruled that the fans had been unlawfully killed and that police commanders had made mistakes in the build-up to the match and on the day itself, the BBC reported.