Father of headmaster’s killer jailed for murder – The Observer

Posted February 4th, 2008 in murder, news, sentencing by sally

“The father of Learco Chindamo, who stabbed to death headteacher Philip Lawrence, has been sentenced to 25 years for murdering a former girlfriend. Italian Giuseppe Massimo Chindamo, 55, who has been described as a Mafia gangster, was also ordered to pay nearly £100,000 in compensation to his victim’s family.”

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The Observer, 3rd February 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Husband is spared jail for suffocating sick wife who wanted to die – The Times

Posted February 4th, 2008 in assisted suicide, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

“A husband who helped his wife to kill herself rather than watch her continue to suffer from a debilitating disease was given a 12-month suspended sentence yesterday.”

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The Times, 2nd February 2008

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Sentencing Guidelines Newsletter – Sentencing Guidelines Council

Posted January 31st, 2008 in news, sentencing by sally

“The 8th edition of the Sentencing Guidelines newsletter provides practitioners with detailed information about sentences for all ranges of offences down to local court or youth offending team level.  It covers the period for 2002 to 2006 for adults and 2002 to the end of March 2007 for youths.”

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Sentencing Guidelines Council, 31st January 2008

Source: www.sentencing-guidelines.gov.uk

Related link: The Sentence (PDF)

Brothel manager escapes jail term – BBC News

Posted January 30th, 2008 in news, prostitution, sentencing by sally

“A woman who ran four brothels has escaped a jail term after a judge ruled that ‘no-one was harmed’.”

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BBC News, 30th Janaury 2008

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Drugged driver jailed for ‘horrific’ crash – The Guardian

Posted January 30th, 2008 in dangerous driving, drug abuse, news, sentencing by sally

“A drugged driver who ploughed into six shoppers in central London, causing injuries that forced a mother and daughter to have their right legs amputated, was today jailed for four years.”

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The Guardian, 30th January 2008

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Jailing mothers ‘damaged a generation’ – The Independent

Posted January 30th, 2008 in children, news, sentencing, women by sally

“Mothers of young children should not be jailed unless they pose a risk to society, the Children’s Commissioner for England says in an outspoken condemnation of sentencing policy.”

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The Independent, 30th January 2008

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Man armed with axe during visit by Queen jailed for six years – The Guardian

Posted January 30th, 2008 in ASBOs, news, offensive weapons, sentencing by sally

“An ‘angry and aggressive’ man who was arrested carrying an axe in a crowd waiting for Queen Elizabeth was jailed for a total of six years today.”

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The Guardian, 29th January 2008

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Tesco bomb blackmailer jailed – The Independent

Posted January 29th, 2008 in blackmail, news, sentencing by sally

“A former tax inspector was sentenced yesterday to six years in prison for a string of bomb hoaxes against Britain’s biggest supermarket chain.”

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The Independent, 29th January 2008

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Straw sets out plan for tougher sentencing – The Independent

Posted January 28th, 2008 in news, prisons, probation, sentencing by sally

“Jack Straw, the Secretary of State for Justice, is to unveil plans to merge the prison and probation services into a US-style ‘Department of Corrections’ to try to get to grips with sentencing and the management of offenders in custody and in the community.”

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The Independent, 27th January 2008

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‘Inadequate’ flasher sent to jail – BBC News

Posted January 23rd, 2008 in indecent exposure, news, sentencing by sally

“A sex offender who claimed he could not be a flasher because his genitals were too small has been jailed.”

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BBC News, 23rd January 2008

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Sixth of prisoners waiting to be tried – The Independent

Posted January 23rd, 2008 in delay, detention, prisons, sentencing, trials by sally

“A sixth of all prisoners held in England and Wales have not been found guilty of any offence or are waiting to be sentenced, says the first report to investigate pre-trial detention across the world.”

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The Independent, 23rd January 2008

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Lexi Holdings plc (in administration) v Luqman – WLR Daily

Posted January 18th, 2008 in contempt of court, law reports, sentencing by sally

Lexi Holdings plc (in administration) v Luqman

“Para 5.2 of Prison Service Order 6300 was unlawful in so far as it purported to require the permission of the sentencing judge before granting the temporary release of a prisoner serving a term of imprisonment for civil contempt.”

WLR Daily, 17th January 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Longer jail term for blackmailer – BBC News

Posted January 15th, 2008 in blackmail, news, sentencing by sally

“An animal rights extremist who waged a five-year blackmail campaign against companies and individuals has had her jail sentence increased.”

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BBC News, 14th January 2008

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Regina v Terrell – Times Law Reports

Posted January 14th, 2008 in children, computer crime, law reports, pornography, sentencing by sally

Regina v Terrell

Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

“A judge should not have imposed a sentence of imprisonment for public protection on an offender who downloaded indecent photographs of children on to his computer where a small, uncertain and indirect contribution to harm might be made by a repeat of his offence.”

The Times, 14th January 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please  note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Manslaughter sentences over stoning are quashed – The Times

Posted January 14th, 2008 in homicide, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

“A widow whose husband died after being stoned by a gang of boys said yesterday: ‘Justice has not been done.’ Linda Norton, 56, was speaking after the manslaughter convictions of the five boys, for the death of her husband Ernest, 67, were quashed. Each received a 12-month supervision order for violent disorder yesterday.”

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The Times, 12th January 2008

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Prison for air-rage flier who wanted to go business class – The Times

Posted January 14th, 2008 in airlines, assault, news, sentencing by sally

“A middle-aged man has been jailed after marching into the business-class section of a flight from Thailand and hurling a passenger into the aisle so he could take his seat.”

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The Times, 14th January 2008

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Pressure grows to raise ‘lenient’ 4½ -year term given to terrorist – The Times

Posted January 11th, 2008 in news, sentencing, terrorism by sally

“The Government is facing pressure from police and prosecutors to challenge the perceived leniency of a jail term imposed on a terrorist who planned to kill British troops in Afghanistan.”

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The Times, 11th January 2008

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Consultation sentencing guideline and advice on driving offences – causing death by driving – Sentencing Guidelines Council

Posted January 10th, 2008 in consultations, road traffic offences, sentencing by sally

“The Sentencing Guidelines Council published a consultation guideline on the sentencing of adult offenders convicted of a causing death by driving offence, on 9 January 2008. The Sentencing Advisory Panel also published its advice on this subject on the same day.  The Panel also published the report of research into attitudes to the sentencing of these offences:

Consultation guideline: Causing death by driving

Covering letter for causing death by driving consultation guideline

Advice: Driving offences – causing death by driving

Press notice for causing death by driving consultation guideline and advice

Research report: Attitudes to the sentencing of offences involving death by driving

Sentencing Guidelines Council, 10th January 2008

Source: www.sentencing-guidelines.gov.uk

Careless drivers who kill face up to three years in jail – The Guardian

Posted January 10th, 2008 in road traffic offences, sentencing by sally

“Motorists who kill through carelessness will face jail sentences for the first time when the new offence of causing death by careless driving comes into force in March or April.”

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The Guardian, 10th January 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Jail for terror plan to “kill many” – The Guardian

Posted January 9th, 2008 in news, sentencing, terrorism by sally

“A London dentist detained as he boarded a plane to Pakistan carrying night sights and computer discs full of military information was jailed yesterday for four and a half years.”

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The Guardian, 9th January 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk