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ATTORNEY GENERAL'S REFERENCE (NOS.25 & 26 OF 2008) sub nom R v ROBERT GEORGE MCCARRY : R v PAUL WATERS (2008)

PUBLISHED October 15, 2008
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[2008] EWCA Crim 2665

Sentences of life imprisonment with minimum terms of 19 years and 13 years imposed on two offenders for murder were unduly lenient as the murder was intrinsically linked with sexual activity and therefore the judge should have followed the Criminal Justice Act 2003 Sch.21 para.5(2)(e) and taken a starting point of 30 years' imprisonment. The minimum terms were replaced with terms of 24 years and 18 years.

CA (Crim Div) (Hallett LJ DBE, Henriques J, Judge Rook QC)

15/10/2008

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