R v Hills; R v Davies; R v Pomfret – WLR Daily

Posted July 25th, 2008 in law reports, parole, sentencing by sally

R v Hills; R v Davies; R v Pomfret; [2008] WLR (D) 251

There was no practical reason why an order should not be made requiring an offender to serve an additional period of imprisonment other than the minimum period before being considered for parole where there had been a planned, deliberate and serious act of violence, in circumstances which fully justified a significant sentence of imprisonment.”

WLR Daily, 24th July 2008

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R v Bieber – WLR Daily

Posted July 25th, 2008 in law reports, murder, sentencing by sally

R v Bieber; [2008] WLR (D) 249

An irreducible life sentence for murder, which was imposed because the offence was so serious that for the purposes of punishment and deterrence the offender must remain in prison for the rest of his days, did not result in detention that constituted inhuman or degrading treatment. In any event, a whole life term was not an irreducible sentence since the Home Secretary could always use his statutory power to release a prisoner whose continued imprisonment would amount to inhuman or degrading treatment.”

WLR Daily, 24th July 2008

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Husband who stole £200,000 to fund wife’s spending sprees spared prison – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 24th, 2008 in news, sentencing, theft by sally

“A ‘timid’ husband has been spared jail after a judge heard he only stole £205,000 to fund his domineering wife’s spending sprees.”

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Daily Telegraph, 24th July 2008

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Police killer David Bieber wins appeal against ‘life means life’ sentence – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 24th, 2008 in murder, news, sentencing by sally

“Former American marine David Bieber was told that although the killing of Pc Ian Broadhurst was ‘horrifying’, it did not justify the whole-life jail term he was given in 2004.”

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd July 2008

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Canoe man and wife jailed for six years – The Independent

Posted July 23rd, 2008 in fraud, insurance, news, pensions, sentencing by sally

“John and Anne Darwin were each jailed for more than six years today for carrying out a £250,000 insurance con by faking his death in a canoeing accident.”

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The Independent, 23rd July 2008

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Businessman jailed for setting friend’s trousers on fire – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 23rd, 2008 in grievous bodily harm, news, sentencing by sally

“An Oxford-educated businessman who set fire to a friend’s trousers in a drunken prank has been jailed for a year.”

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd July 2008

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Judge breached restraining order against ex-wife and her boyfriend – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 22nd, 2008 in harassment, judges, news, restraining orders, sentencing by sally

“A judge has been sentenced to 50 hours community service after he admitted breaching a restraining order imposed following a campaign of harassment against his ex-wife and her boyfriend.”

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Daily Telegraph, 21st July 2008

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‘Bored’ teenager escapes jail over deadly hoax 999 call – Daily Telegraph

“Ian Paterson, 17, called the fire brigade on June 29 because he was ‘bored’, and reported a fake warehouse fire ‘for a laugh’.”

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd July 2008

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Teenager jailed over punch death – BBC News

Posted July 21st, 2008 in homicide, news, sentencing by sally

“A teenager has been jailed after killing a student outside a takeaway in Dorset with a single punch.”

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BBC News, 21st July 2008

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Winehouse husband must stay in jail, judge rules – The Times

“Amy Winehouse’s husband was today jailed for trial-fixing and beating up a former pub landlord.”

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The Times, 21st July 2008

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Man jailed over hoax bomb on bus – BBC News

Posted July 21st, 2008 in bomb hoaxing, news, sentencing by sally

“A follower of Islamic militancy who left a hoax bomb on a bus and collected materials to make explosive devices has been jailed for seven years.”

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BBC News, 18th July 2008

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Teenage killer’s 12-year sentence – BBC News

Posted July 18th, 2008 in murder, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

“A teenager convicted of murdering a young woman as she walked her dog along a bridle path has been jailed for a minimum of 12 years.”

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BBC News, 18th July 2008

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Knife crime: Killer jailed for life for stabbing 17-year-old – The Guardian

Posted July 18th, 2008 in murder, news, offensive weapons, sentencing by sally

“A man who stabbed to death a 17-year-old student at a New Year’s Eve party in east London last year has been jailed for life.”

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The Guardian, 18th July 2008

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Freedom Of Information: Government warned of prison crisis for dangerous inmates – The Independent

Posted July 18th, 2008 in dangerous offenders, prisons, sentencing, special report by sally

“The much vaunted indeterminate public protection sentence was brought in two years ago, but the system couldn’t cope, says Robert Verkaik, Law Editor.”

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The Independent, 18th July 2008

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Regina v Mabengo; Regina v Lomoka; Regina v Salang; Regina v Birindwa – Times Law Reports

Regina v Mabengo; Regina v Lomoka; Regina v Salang; Regina v Birindwa

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

“A 12-month prison sentence for using a false passport was appropriate even though it had not been used to gain entry to the United Kingdom but in order to obtain work.”

The Times, 17th July 2008

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Life sentence: Review could set jails precedent – The Guardian

Posted July 16th, 2008 in miscarriage of justice, news, sentencing by sally

“The prison service is to review the jail status of a man serving life for a murder he claims he did not commit. The case could set a precedent for prisoners who claim to be victims of miscarriages of justice and thus have to serve longer sentences than if they admitted guilt.”

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The Guardian, 16th July 2008

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Jail text-messaging death drivers, judges told – The Times

Posted July 16th, 2008 in careless driving, news, sentencing by sally

“Motorists who read or write text messages on a mobile phone could face jail sentences of up to seven years if they cause a death, under new guidelines from a sentencing watchdog today.”

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The Times, 16th July 2008

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Mother admits 2004 baby killing – BBC News

Posted July 15th, 2008 in child abuse, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

“A woman who killed her baby son four years ago has been given a suspended 12-month jail sentence.”

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BBC News, 15th July 2008

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Parents to be ‘responsible’ for child’s sentence – The Times

Posted July 15th, 2008 in news, parental responsibility, sentencing, young offenders by sally

“Parents could be made legally responsible for ensuring their children complete sentences handed down for youth offending, under government plans published today to tackle criminal behaviour by youngsters.”

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The Times, 15th July 2008

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Regina v Rahman and Regina v Mohammed – Times Law Reports

Posted July 15th, 2008 in law reports, sentencing, terrorism by sally

Regina v Rahman and Regina v Mohammed

Court of Appeal

“Sentences for terrorist offences, while requiring an element of deterrence, must not be disproportionate to the facts of the particular offence as that would be likely to inflame rather than deter extremism.”

The Times, 15th July 2008

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