|Source:||All England Reporter|
|Publisher Citation:|| All ER (D) 137 (Jun)|
|Court:||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division|
Moore-Bick LJ, Rafferty J and Judge Lorraine Smith (judgment delivered extempore)
|Representation||Patrick Cosgrove QC (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.|
|Julian Smith (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.|
|Judgment Dates:||15 June 2009|
Sentence - Imprisonment - Length of sentence - Conspiracy to rob - Defendant instigating offence but waiting outside property whilst co-defendants carrying it out - Defendant aware force or threat of force would be used - Co-defendants beating occupier of flat with pieces of wood - Occupier dying from injuries - Co-defendants pleading guilty to or convicted of murder - Judge sentencing defendant to ten years' imprisonment - Whether sentence manifestly excessive.