The basic regulation of condemnable jurisprudence is that, to be convicted of an offense to the exclusion of rigorous liability offenses, the actus reus and work forces rea [ 1 ] should be proved. The load is on the prosecution to turn out beyond sensible uncertainties all the elements of an offense with which a suspect is charged [ 2 ]. The actus reus of slaying in the present instance will be the improper violent death by Tina of Vernon. In order to turn out that, the prosecution will hold to demo beyond sensible uncertainty that Vernon in fact died as a consequence of the fire put by Tina. Hence, the prosecution will hold to demo the causal nexus between the fire put by Tina and the decease of Vernon. If there is no such causal nexus, the actus reus will non be established.