Discuss the mens rea of Chad in relation to homicide (murder, reckless manslaughter, or gross
November 2, 2022
Discuss the mens rea of Chad in relation to homicide (murder, reckless manslaughter, or gross negligence defences.): manslaughter) in EACH of the following scenarios. (You are NOT required to discuss the actus reus of homicide or any Chad is trying to draw attention to the plight of animals used in laboratories for the testing of cosmetic products. (a) Chad plants a bomb in a cosmetics store. He times the bomb to explode at 3pm on a Saturday afternoon. The bomb explodes and 25 customers and staff are killed; (b) Chad plants a fake bomb in a department store. He emails the store manager a warning at 12pm on the day stating that there is a bomb on the premises timed to explode at 3pm. The warning is relayed to staff and customers who evacuate the premises, but Harry dies when he is crushed in the ensuing panic to leave the store; (c) Chad plants a real bomb at a cosmetics factory, timed to explode at 3pm on a Friday afternoon. He sends an email to the factory manager at 12pm warning them about the bomb. The factory is evacuated of all people except for a cleaner who is wearing headphones playing music and does not hear the evacuation alarm. The cleaner iskilled in the ensuing explosion; and (d) Chad plants a real bomb in an open market timed to explode at 3pm on a Saturday afternoon. He sends the police a warning about the bomb at 2pm and the entire market area is evacuated before the bomb is due to explode. However, Doug, a bomb disposal expert, is killed when trying to defuse the bomb as he had insufficient time. He arrived at 2.50pm. Type your answer in the box below
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