oa De Rebus - Proving murder without a body
|Article Title||Proving murder without a body|
|© Publisher:||Law Society of South Africa|
|Publication Date||Dec 1969|
|Pages||485 - 491|
|Keyword(s)||Circumstantial evidence and Proving murder without a body|
""How can you prove murder if there is no body"", John George Haigh, the English acid-bath murderer crowed to a police officer. His mistake was not uncommon, but one which cost him his life. What this self-descriptionbed engineer should have known was that murder can be proved on circumstantial evidence even though a body or portions of it have not been produced and the accused has made no confession of any participation in the crime.
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