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Murder or Manslaughter Case Studies

If you have been charged with a murder or manslaughter charge and you are after information about real cases and results, then you have come to the right place.

Doogue + George has defended a number of murder and manslaughter cases.

Read some of the case studies listed below to learn about some of our successful results.

Culpable Driving Causing Death to Reckless Conduct Endangering Life

Our client was the driver of one of three vehicles that were driving at high speed. The drivers of the other two vehicles were brothers, and are long-term associates of our client. One of the other two vehicles was in the lane to the left of our client’s; and the ...
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Attempted Murder, Intentionally Causing Serious Injury

The client was alleged to have taken a person to their farm and then shoot them in the head. The Police were relying on the evidence of the alleged victim and forensic evidence of bullet cartridges. Bill Doogue represented our client at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court for the charges of ...
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Attempted Murder – Charges Withdrawn

During a burglary the owner of the premises came home and was stabbed a number of times. The co-accused was identified and subsequently a link was made to the client on the basis of phone records. Bill Doogue represented our client at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court for the charges of ...
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Attempted Murder – Acquitted on All Charges

The client was alleged to have cut open the victim’s stomach during a party at a flat. This was witnessed by many but only his girlfriend gave evidence to confirm that it was the case. She admitted in cross-examination that she had previously tried to run the victim over with ...
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Arson Causing Death

The client’s daughter had set fire to the former family home, become trapped inside the burning premises and had died. The prosecution alleged that the accused had been involved in a joint criminal enterprise with her daughter to commit the arson, by purchasing the petrol used to set fire to ...
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Murder

The accused was a 30 year old with a history of chronic paranoid schizophrenia, charged with the murder of his father. Some weeks prior to the murder he had ceased taking his medication and was suffering from an acute episode of psychosis which included visual, auditory and tactile hallucinations; he ...
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