O'Shea v HM Advocate

Solemn procedure – Identification – Corroboration – Statements forming part of res gestae. High Court of Justiciary: Refusing an appeal by an appellant who was found guilty of charges of murder and attempted murder, and who contended that the trial judge had erred in holding that a statement made by his partner formed part of the res gestae when the statement was made not within sight of the incident nor within hearing, the court held that what the appellant's partner did and said were all part of the res gestae and could be used by the jury as proof of the identity of the murderer of the deceased.

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