I'm posting this in an honest bid for some good comment discussion. I tend to think we should just get away with the defence of provocation altogether, particularly given the bizarre verdicts in two cases where the provocation has amounted to one man coming on to another man who then kills in response, and of course the seemingly unending horror that is the Clayton Weatherston trial.
I've been trying to come up with imaginary scenarios in my head which would be the kind of provocation I personally would be ok with downgrading murder to manslaughter. I haven't succeeded yet. So I'm throwing it open to you, dear readers.
Can you come up with anything you would consider sufficient provocation to render someone who killed someone else not culpable for their murder?
Answers in comments (or blog posts with a link in comments) please.