EWHC 1899 (QB)
A minimum term of 15 years' imprisonment was appropriate for an offender who had committed murder and robbery. There were a number of mitigating factors, including a finding of the absence of an intention to kill, a confession, a plea of guilty to manslaughter, and a decision to give evidence against a co-defendant. However, they were outweighed by the aggravating features, namely that it was a premeditated killing for gain, committed during the course of a robbery and that the offender had a bad record, including for offences of serious violence.
QBD (Silber J)