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R v Saunders (1573) 2 Plowd 473

The defendant gave his wife an apple which he had poisoned with arsenic. He wanted to kill her so that he could marry another. The wife took a bite from the apple then gave it to their daughter. The daughter died.

Held:

The defendant was liable for the murder of his daughter. His intention to kill his wife was transferred to the daughter.
 
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