COVID-19 : a murderous virus? An Article by Colin Witcher and Fiona McAddy

Notwithstanding the seriousness of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and a global effort to fight the same, some individuals have taken it upon themselves to exacerbate the horror of the virus by spitting at others, purporting to have coronavirus.  Where the same has lead to the victim catching COVID-19 and sadly dying, journalists have called this Murder. Is that right? If so, what evidential difficulties are there in proving the same? Colin Witcher and Fiona McAddy of Chambers Crime and Regulatory Group offer their analysis in this short article.

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