Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2007] All ER (D) 335 (Jun)
Neutral Citation: [2007] EWHC 1465 (QB)
Court: Queen's Bench Division

Calvert-Smith J

Judgment Dates: 27 June 2007


Sentence - Mandatory life sentence - Murder - Minimum term - Reference to High Court for it to set minimum term - , Sch 22, para 6.

The Case

Sentence Mandatory life sentence. A term of 11 years would be set, less the time spent in custody on remand, following a reference under para6 of Sch22 to the in the case of a woman convicted of the murder of her husband. The murder had been committed by knife wounds and done in such a way as to appear that the dog had killed the deceased, a version which the offender maintained until cross-examination at trial.

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