*Attorney General's Reference No. 68/2013; R v Nelson

Sentence – Appeal. The defendant had attempted to rape the deceased and following a struggled by the deceased he strangled her to death. He was sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum term of 25 years. The Attorney General applied for leave to refer the sentence as unduly lenient. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division held that the judge at sentencing had erred and ought to have set the minimum term at 30 years as the case had been such where the murder had involved sexual conduct. The minimum term of 25 years was quashed and substituted with a minimum term of 30 years.

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