Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2012] All ER (D) 65 (Aug)
Neutral Citation: [2012] EWCA Crim 1912
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Davis LJ, Foskett and Sweeney JJ (judgment delivered extempore)

Representation 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.
Judgment Dates: 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.

The Case

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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