Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2007] All ER (D) 19 (Jun)
Neutral Citation: [2007] EWHC 1265 (QB)
Court: Queen's Bench Division
Judge:

Ouseley J

Judgment Dates: 6 June 2007

Catchwords

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

The Case

Sentence Mandatory life sentence. A minimum term of 20 years' imprisonment, less the time spent in custody on remand, was set in the case of a murder committed by a 26-year-old offender following an argument; the offender had two firearms with him at the time as well as ammunition and a silencer. Afterwards he and his brother took numerous steps to conceal the body, including dismembering it.

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