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R v THOMAS SWIFT (2010)

PUBLISHED February 11, 2010
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[2010] EWCA Crim 316

A sentence of life imprisonment with a minimum term of nine years was not manifestly excessive where an offender had been convicted of murder after kicking his victim in the head as hard as he could. Although a co-defendant who had struck the victim during the same attack, without intending to cause really serious harm, had received a much shorter sentence of three-and-a-half years' detention for an offence of manslaughter, that reflected the difference in culpability between them.

CA (Crim Div) (Moore-Bick LJ, Silber J, Kenneth Parker J)

11/02/2010

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