||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 297 (Oct)
|| EWCA Crim 2500
||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Lord Judge CJ, Thomas, Leveson LJJ, Owen and Christopher Clarke JJ
||Timothy Barnes QC (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for H.
|| Christopher Milligan (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for A.
||Greg Dickinson QC and Jonathan Straw(instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown
||29 October 2008
Sentence - Life imprisonment - Murder - Minimum term - Setting minimum term - Alleged disparity on grounds other than age between two defendants convicted of participation in same murder - Appropriate starting point - Guidance - Criminal Justice Act, s 269, Sch 21.
Sentence Life imprisonment. Court of Appeal, Criminal Division: The Court of Appeal gave guidance as to the determination of minimum term in relation to mandatory life sentences in a case where disparity was raised on grounds other than age and , namely where one defendant's motive was financial gain and the other's motive was simply to 'get rid of' the deceased, a criterion not specified in Sch21 to the .
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