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Case B32/2020

Peniamina v. The Queen

Case No.


Case Information

Lower Court Judgment

29/11/2019 Supreme Court of Queensland (Court of Appeal) (Morrison and McMurdo JJA and Appplegarth J)

[2019] QCA 273


Criminal law – Defences – Provocation – Criminal Code (Qld) s 304 – Where applicant charged with murdering his wife – Where applicant pleaded not guilty to murder but guilty to manslaughter on basis of provocation – Where applicant bore onus of proving provocation – Where jury convicted applicant of murder – Where Court of Appeal held by majority that jury had not been misdirected as to provocation and dismissed applicant’s appeal against conviction – Whether operation of s 304(3)(c) confined to provocative conduct identified by applicant as causing loss of self-control, or whether jury may also consider other conduct.

Short particulars


05/06/2020 Hearing (SLA, Sydney and by video connection)

16/06/2020 Notice of appeal

24/07/2020 Written submissions (Appellant)

24/07/2020 Chronology (Appellant)

21/08/2020 Written submissions (Respondent)

15/10/2020 Hearing (Full Court, Canberra)

15/10/2020 Outline of oral argument (Appellant)

15/10/2020 Outline of oral argument (Respondent)

09/12/2020 Judgment (Judgment summary)

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