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I am a solicitor in Scotland. No, you would never be tried for murder. For minder there has to be intent to kill. There was no intent to kill here, this was an accident. The result of the failure to report the accident may be that loss of life has resulted from wrongful conduct. It would have to be proved that had you reported the incident, the patient could have been treated and would have lived. So at worst the charge against you would be that of culpable homicide, not murder.
They have to prove beyond reasonable doubt that you caused the death. If it is unclear it’s unlikely they will prosecute.
You are only guilty of culpable homicide if she could have been saved had you reported what was otherwise just an accident.
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