Attorney General’s References Nos. 19, 20 and 21 of 2001 (Byrne and others): CACD 2002

The court considered a sentence of 7 years imprisonment for manslaughter, the death of the victim having been caused by a severe beating administered to him in the course of a street robbery in which he sustained injuries from which he died later that same day.
Held: Manslaughter sentences vary greatly from one end of the scale to another, but the Court inevitably looked at the context in which the death was caused and whether it was the result of particularly reprehensible conduct and further whether violence of any kind was contemplated or intended by the offender. On the facts of the case before it the adult offenders following a trial should have received a sentence of 12 years imprisonment.


[2002] 1 Cr App R (S) 33


England and Wales

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CitedJones, Regina v CACD 30-Nov-2005
The court considered appeals against tarriffs set for defendants convicted of murder in the light of the schedules to the 2003 Act.
Held: ‘The guidance given by Schedule 21 is provided to assist the judge to determine the appropriate sentence. . .
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