||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 428 (Jun)
|| EWCA Crim 896
||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Lord Phillips of Worth Travers CJ, Wilkie and Openshaw JJ
||Jamie Adams (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
||Penelope Moreland (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the prosecution.
||9 April 2008
Sentence - Imprisonment - Length of sentence - Manslaughter - 'One-punch' manslaughter - Defendant sentenced to three years' imprisonment - Whether sentence manifestly excessive.
Sentence Imprisonment. In cases of manslaughter resulting from a single blow, where there was a guilty plea and no aggravating circumstances, a sentence of 12 months' imprisonment was the starting point. However, where there were aggravating circumstances, an appropriate sentence could rise as high as four years, depending on the particular facts. In the instant case, the defendant's appeal against sentence was dismissed in circumstances where although the sentence of three years' imprisonment had been at the top end of the scale, it was by no means outside the bracket of what the authorities had indicated as appropriate.
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