||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 65 (Aug)
|| EWCA Crim 1912
||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Davis LJ, Foskett and Sweeney JJ (judgment delivered extempore)
||Brian O'Neill QC (instructed by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
||Philip Bennetts QC (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the respondent.
||8 August 2012
Sentence - Imprisonment - Length of sentence - Defendant being sentenced to eight years' imprisonment following guilty plea to manslaughter - Sentence being reduced to five years following plea and personal mitigation - Defendant appealing sentence - Whether sentence manifestly excessive.
Sentence Imprisonment. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, in dismissing the defendant's appeal against sentence for manslaughter, held that the sentencing judge had been entitled to impose a sentence with a starting point of eight years, had considered the personal mitigation of the defendant during sentencing, and that, overall, the sentence had not been manifestly excessive.
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