BBC News - 'Fresh proposals' planned over cyber-monitoring
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Tue May 28 16:36:21 BST 2013
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Francis Davey <fjmd1a at gmail.com> writes
>How does that work when the victim is your child that you haven't told
>you wish to kill (the only person who knows being the estranged wife).
>Section 16 is *three* lines long and I linked to it. Why is it so hard
>for people just to read the statutory material?
Because we are corresponding by email, not the web.
>"Threats to kill.
>A person who without lawful excuse makes to another a threat, intending
>that that other would fear it would be carried out, to kill that other
>or a third person shall be guilty of an offence and liable on
>conviction on indictment to imprisonment for a term not exceeding ten
>The "victim" is the person to whom you make the threat. The threat is
>that you will kill someone (either the victim or someone else).
>So if X says to Y "I am going to kill Z" intending that Y will fear
>that X will indeed kill Z then the offence is made out.
Fair enough, but that wasn't clear from the earlier posting.
ps Why is this statute rarely used when husbands threaten to kill their
ex-partners, with the police relying instead upon harassment law.
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