Interesting. An extract:
Director of public prosecutions Max Hill KC said domestic abuse was part of a crime wave in Britain and if an abuser’s unlawful actions resulted in a suicide then they would now face a manslaughter or murder charge.
‘And I did want to be clear, that you may find that a charge of murder is applied by the Crown Prosecution Service even after suicide, where what went before was unlawful activity in the context of a coercive relationship,’ he added.
We can be very sure that the police will focus on female suicides in a bid to prosecute more men for murder, despite 3.5x more men than women committing suicide. Suicide is particularly high among the street homeless, 90%+ of whom are men, many of them driven onto the streets by abusive female partners and then being denied accommodation by councils. None of those abusive women will ever be prosecuted.
So, what ‘evidence’ of domestic abuse will juries consider when men are prosecuted for the murder of partners who’ve committed suicide? Obviously they won’t be able to hear the testimony of the women. Are the accounts of friends and family of the dead woman to be taken as reliable, given that they might lie in a bid to have the man convicted? We know from PASK13 that in about 60% of couples with domestic violence, it’s bi-directional. Would the dead women have given truthful accounts of the violence to friends and family? Maybe, maybe not. The one thing we can be sure of is that more innocent men will serve prison sentences.
It’s long been known that women are at a higher risk of abuse from female partners than from male partners, we posted a piece on the matter last December. We can be sure the police won’t be looking at lesbian suicides with a view to prosecuting the women’s ex-partners.