[2007] EWCA Crim 3200

It had been wrong in principle to impose sentences of detention for life on two youths aged 16 and 14 for the manslaughter of a vulnerable person where the offence was not sufficiently serious to warrant detention for life, but where a determinate sentence was not adequate for the purpose of protecting the public. The sentences were accordingly varied to sentences of detention for public protection with the specified minimum periods remaining.

CA (Crim Div) (Rix LJ, Henriques J, Swift J)

08/11/2007

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