Attorney General's References; R v Weeks and another (2017)

Sentence – Murder. For an offence of murder, the first offender's sentence of life imprisonment, with a minimum term of 16 years, and the second offender's sentence of custody for life, with a minimum term of 12 years, were held to have been unduly lenient under a reference by the Attorney General, pursuant to s 36 of the Criminal Justice Act 1988. Accordingly, the Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, quashed the minimum terms of the sentences and substituted minimum terms of 20 years and 15 years respectively, less time spent on remand.

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