HM Advocate v AJV

Sentencing – Punishment part – Murder. High Court of Justiciary: Refusing an appeal by the Crown against the punishment part of a life sentence for murder, the court concluded that although, when sentencing the respondent for the murder of his wife by stabbing her the judge, in selecting a punishment part as low as 12 years, undoubtedly imposed a lenient sentence, the punishment part could not be said to be unduly lenient.

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