Boy, 15, who battered mother to death detained for at least five years – The Guardian

Posted December 16th, 2011 in diminished responsibility, homicide, mental health, news, sentencing, young offenders by tracey

“James Gethen, now 16, was given an indeterminate detention order by a judge at Leeds crown court, who heard he had significant psychiatric problems at the time he killed his mother Ann, 39. Gethen was told he must serve at least five years before he is considered for release.”

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The Guardian, 15th December 2011