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Case M159/2016

The Queen v. Dookheea

Case No.


Case Information

Lower Court Judgment

12/04/2016 Supreme Court of Victoria (Court of Appeal) (Maxwell P, Redlich JA & Croucher AJA)

[2016] VSCA 67


Criminal law – Jury directions – Where respondent was convicted of murder – Where respondent admitted to the unlawful killing of the victim – Where issue at trial was whether respondent had requisite intention – Where trial judge explained to jury "beyond reasonable doubt" – Where Court of Appeal allowed appeal and ordered re-trial – Whether Court of Appeal erred in allowing appeal.

Short particulars


18/11/2016 Hearing (SLA, Melbourne)

30/11/2016 Notice of appeal

16/12/2016 Written submissions (Appellant)

16/12/2016 Chronology (Appellant)

27/01/2017 Written submissions (Respondent)

10/02/2017 Reply

19/06/2017 Hearing (Full Court, Adelaide)

13/09/2017 Judgment (Judgment summary)