Practice and Procedure

R v PAUL HARVEY (2010)

PUBLISHED May 19, 2010

[2010] EWCA Crim 1317

A sentence of 21 months' imprisonment was appropriate in an egg shell skull case of manslaughter where the victim had died during a domestic argument involving the intemperate throwing of a television remote control which made contact at a precise point where she had a previously unknown, unusual medical vulnerability. The offender had previous convictions for violence but had shown remorse and entered an early guilty plea.

CA (Crim Div) (Pitchford LJ, Rafferty J, Judge Goldstone QC)