Practice and Procedure

R v JASON POWER (2013)

PUBLISHED July 10, 2013

[2013] 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)