||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 211 (Apr)
|| EWHC 369 (QB)
||Queen's Bench Division
||12 April 2006
Sentence - Murder - Mandatory life sentence - Minimum term - Setting - Appropriate minimum term - , Sch 22, para 6.
Where the offender had murdered the victim out of frustration at his inability to gain immediate access to the victim's bank account, and in order to steal from her, the appropriate term to be served before early release would have been 16 years, if the murder had committed after the coming into force of the relevant provisions of the . As the offender was an 'existing prisoner' who had not been notified by the Secretary of State of a minimum period, the minimum term would be 14 years, as that was the term that the Secretary of State would have been likely to have set.
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