Attorney General's Reference (No 105/2015)

Criminal law – Manslaughter. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, held that an 11 year extended sentence, comprising a custodial term of 6 years and a licence period of 5 years, for a conviction of manslaughter, had been unduly lenient. The sentence would be quashed and substituted for an extended sentence of 17 years, comprising a custodial term of 12 years and a licence period of 5 years.

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