Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2009] All ER (D) 08 (Jul)
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Lord Judge CJ, Simon and Blair JJ (judgment delivered extempore)

Representation Isabella Forshall (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
  Brian Altman QC (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.
Judgment Dates: 1 July 2009


Sentence - Life imprisonment - Length of sentence - Minimum term - Murder - Whether sentence manifestly excessive.

The Case

Sentence Life imprisonment. Court of Appeal, Criminal Division: The defendants' minimum term of 16 years' imprisonment for murder had not been manifestly excessive, notwithstanding their low IQs and learning difficulties.

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