Practise Exam Questions DR AND PROVOCATION.
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Ibby, a woman of 28, has been married to Zaky for seven years. Zaky is an alcoholic and often returns home drunk. Whilst in this state, he often punches and slaps Ibby. This behaviour has been taking place for the past three years. One evening, Zaky returns home drunk and slaps Ibby on the face. Zaky then falls asleep on the sofa. Ibby spends a couple of hours contemplating what has happened and, in a sudden burst of fury, beats Zaky on the head intending to kill him. Ibby is charged with the murder of Zaky. She does not dispute that at the time of the incident she intended to kill him.
Consider how Ibby might defend herself on a charge of murder. [50 marks]