||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 275 (Jun)
||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Lord Judge CJ, Simon and Blair JJ (judgment delivered extempore)
||Pete Weatherby (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
||25 June 2009
Sentence - Mandatory life sentence - Murder - Whole life order - Defendant having previous conviction for murder - Defendant subsequently convicted of murder of wife - Judge imposing whole life order - Whether sentence manifestly excessive.
Sentence Mandatory life sentence. Court of Appeal, Criminal Division: A whole life term was not manifestly excessive where, inter alia, the defendant had a previous conviction for murder and had shown a sustained intention to kill the deceased in the index offence.
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