Practice and Procedure

R v PETER HOOD (2012)

PUBLISHED May 24, 2012

[2012] EWCA Crim 1260

A starting point of 25 years' imprisonment with a minimum term of 30 years was appropriate for an offence of murder where there had been an intent to kill and a significant degree of planning and premeditation over a substantial period. The offender was entitled to a reduction in his sentence of one year for a late guilty plea and seven years for the assistance he gave to the Crown, and accordingly the correct minimum term was 22 years.

CA (Crim Div) (Hughes LJ, Burnett J, Nicol J)