S v Campos 2002 (1) SACR 233 (SCA)

Main Issue: Welfare issue/ child abuse (Appeal was against a conviction and sentence on charges of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm and murder. The appellant’s child had died as a result of multiple injuries inflicted on her)

Findings: The Court held that the appellant’s actions were such that she should reasonably have foreseen that death would have resulted there from. Appellant’s action were not done with dolus directus, she should have been convicted of culpable homicide as opposed to murder. The sentence imposed was also adjusted accordingly.