||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 81 (Nov)
||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Rix LJ, Poole and Stanley Burnton JJ
||Roger Thomas QC (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
||4 November 2004
Sentencing - Murder - Mandatory life sentence - Minimum term of imprisonment to be served manifestly excessive.
A minimum period to be served of 16 years was manifestly excessive where the defendant had been convicted of the murder of his young child, in circumstances where he had repeatedly struck her to the head rendering her unconscious and eventually causing her death, but on the basis that he had intended to cause grievous bodily harm. The appropriate period was one of 15years.
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