Moss v The Queen – WLR Daily

Posted November 15th, 2013 in appeals, criminal justice, homicide, law reports, Privy Council, sentencing by tracey

Moss v The Queen: [2013] UKPC 32;   [2013] WLR (D)  434

“A criminal court normally had a duty to give a convicted defendant the opportunity to make representations before sentence upon him was passed, however little there might appear to be available to be said on his behalf, and an omission to do so was a serious breach of procedural fairness. The Privy Council so held in allowing an appeal by the defendant, Dominique Moss, against a sentence of 25 years’ imprisonment imposed by the Court of Appeal of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas (Hall CJ, Ganpatsingh and Osadebay JJA) on 28 October 2004 when it had allowed his appeal against his conviction for murder on 6 April 2004 (Isaacs J and a jury) and substituted a conviction for manslaughter.”

WLR Daily, 13th November 2013