ACT OF SUCH A NATURE AS TO BE LIKELY TO ENDANGER HUMAN LIFE

An offence of murder in Bermuda was governed by the Criminal Code Act 1907 and not by the rules of common law. Section 287(1)(c) of the Code provided for an offence which could be termed as constructive murder. Under the Code, whether an act “is of such a nature as to be likely to endanger human life” was a purely objective test.