In this case, the appellant had killed his wife but alleged that he did not plan to use the gun to kill his wife but himself using that as an inducement to win her back. The trial court stated that the burden is on the appellant to prove that the appellant act to murder was an accidental. He was convicted and sentence to life imprisonment at the trial court. On appeal, he argued that the trial judge misdirected the trial. And thus, when the prosecution could not proof beyond reasonable doubt, the appellant was acquitted and the conviction was quashed.
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