||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 102 (Dec)
||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Lord Judge CJ, Sweeney and Singh JJ (judgment delivered extempore)
||Julian Smith QC, pro bono, for the defendant.
||Robert Smith QC (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.
||14 December 2011
Sentence - Mandatory life sentence - Murder - Attempted murder - Minimum term - Defendant convicted of joint enterprise to murder, attempted murder and conspiracy to murder in respect of friend's plot to murder former girlfriend, her boyfriend and police officers - Defendant sentenced to mandatory life sentence - Minimum term of 40 years specified - Whether sentence manifestly excessive.
Sentence Mandatory life sentence. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, dismissed a renewed application for leave to appeal against a minimum term of 40 years, specified on a mandatory life sentence, in the case of a defendant who had been convicted of a joint enterprise with Raoul Moat in the attempted murder of his former girlfriend, the murder of her karate instructor boyfriend and the shooting of a police officer.
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