Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2006] All ER (D) 212 (Apr)
Neutral Citation: [2006] EWHC 433 (QB)
Court: Queen's Bench Division

Sir Douglas Brown

Judgment Dates: 12 April 2006


Sentence - Mandatory life sentence - Murder - Minimum term - Reference by Secretary of State to set minimum term - , Sch 22, para 6.

The Case

For a murder in the course of a dispute between drug dealers, in which extensive pre-death injuries were inflicted; the body was dismembered and concealed; the car used to transport the body was destroyed by fire; and the offender had a very bad record for violence over many years, the minimum term to be served by the offender was set at 18 years, less time spent in custody on remand.

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