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Automatism

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Acquittal by automatism; is it due to no mens rea or no actus reus?

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actus rea

 

 

if its mens rea, then he will be charged.

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according to SPMM automatism negates the conduct element of the actus reus of any offence with which the defendant is charged.

so Acquittal by automatism is it due to no actus reus

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I think its no mens rea (i.e: no guilty mind, no intent but the actus rea occured)

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