Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 334 (Jan)
Neutral Citation: [2002] EWCA Crim 90
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Rose LJ, Cresswell and Goldring JJ

Representation Timothy Stead (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 16 January 2002


Sentencing - Manslaughter - Aggravating and mitigating factors - Whether sentence manifestly excessive.

The Case

Where the defendant, who was 19 at the time of the offence, pleaded guilty to manslaughter after having killed his brother by stamping on his stomach in the course of a fight, it was held that a sentence of five years' detention in a young offender institution was excessively high, and would be reduced to one of four years' detention.

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