Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2005] All ER (D) 293 (Nov)
Neutral Citation: [2005] EWHC 2571 (QB)
Court: Queen's Bench Division

Davis J

Judgment Dates: 23 November 2005


Sentence - Mandatory life sentence - Murder - Minimum term - Whether offender's minimum term ought to be reduced - , Sch 22, para 3.

The Case

In all the circumstances, the offender's minimum term would be maintained at 12 years' imprisonment for the murder of his girlfriend in a sustained attack when his mind was to some extent affected by drink. However, the minimum term would be reduced by the time the offender had spent on remand.

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