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  Provocation Friday 31 October 2003  
A three month consultation process begins today which could see a huge change in the current law on murder.

Currently a defendant will be found guilty of manslaughter not murder if he or she can successfully argue they were provoked. It has resulted in several recent high profile cases where men have received a sentence of less than five years for killing their partners.
But the Solicitor General Harriet Harman is determined to change that law and joins Martha to tell her what she'd like to see in its place.

Guardian: Law on provocation in killings 'a mess'

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