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Pearson's case 2 Lew. C.C. 144

The appellant killed his wife in a fit of drunkenness. He had beaten her with a rake-shank and she died of the wounds and bruises which she received. His only defence was that he was drunk.

Park. J. -

"Voluntary drunkenness is no excuse for crime. If a party be made drunk by stratagem, or the fraud of another, he is not responsible."
 
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