R v Brown; R v Carty – Times Law Reports

Posted June 5th, 2007 in law reports, murder, sentencing by sally

Removing disparity in life tariffs reflecting age disparity of murderers

R v. Brown; R v. Carty

Court of Appeal

“Where two codefendants committed a murder jointly and one was aged just over 18 and the other just under, the sentencing judge, in fixing the minimum terms to be served, should adopt the starting point appropriate to each age and then move to a position where any sentence disparity was no more than a fair reflection of the age difference between the offenders.”

The Times, 5th June 2007

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