Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2008] All ER (D) 06 (Jun)
Neutral Citation: [2008] EWHC 1122 (QB)
Court: Queen's Bench Division

Coulson J

Judgment Dates: 2 June 2008


Sentence - Mandatory life sentence - Murder - Minimum term - Application for review - Whether minimum term to be varied - .

The Case

Where the offender had, with a significant degree of planning and pre-meditation, raped, murdered and then concealed the body of a woman, who was the third in a series of violent sex crimes, a minimum tariff of 35 years, less the 17 months and 17 days for time which had been spent in custody on remand, was set on a review made under para3 of Sch 22 to the .

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